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Office 2013 Bible: The Comprehensive Tutorial Resource by Faithe Wempen, Dick Kusleika, Michael Alexander, John Walkenbach, Lisa A. Bucki

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Chapter 39

Collaborating in the Cloud with SkyDrive

IN THIS CHAPTER

Learning the difference between SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro

Saving to your SkyDrive and sharing files

Working with SkyDrive Pro

Using SkyDrive Pro with Office 365

Office 2013 includes features that integrate it into the cloud more than ever before, and this chapter serves as your roadmap for navigating them. The Microsoft account that you use to sign into Windows 8 and to Office applications includes free SkyDrive storage. You store files in your SkyDrive and share them from there directly, using the Save or Save As command on the File tab. If needed, you also can install client software to integrate SkyDrive with your Windows desktop file storage. Most versions of Office 2013 also include the SkyDrive Pro application. SkyDrive Pro works with a separate cloud-based service called Office 365 as well as SharePoint. It enables you to sync files from your online library to a local folder, as you’ll learn near the conclusion of the chapter.

Understanding SkyDrive Pro and SkyDrive for Windows

SkyDrive is cloud-based service that offers you online storage and an online workspace. You automatically receive a SkyDrive account when you create a Microsoft account to sign into Windows 8 or Office 2013. Your free SkyDrive account includes 7 GB of free online storage space, accessed through your Microsoft account sign-in information. You can upgrade your SkyDrive account for a fee to include even more storage. But once your account ...

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