SkyDrive

SkyDrive Pro

Who is it for?  
For individuals to keep their files in one trusted place with 7 GB of free storage and to access them anywhere across their devices. Users can share privately with the people they choose and work together using Office and the Office Web Apps. For students, faculty, and staff to provide storage for their users to keep work-related files in a trusted SharePoint library and have access across their devices. End users can share privately with the people they choose and work together using Office and the Office Web Apps.
How do you get it?  
Currently available free to individuals atSkyDrive.com, included in Windows 8, Windows Phone and the new Office.

Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365

University includes 20GB of extra storage.

Available through your school’s IT department as part of Office 365 for education. With SharePoint Online, each user will have 7GB of personal storage. For on-premises SharePoint 2013, the per-user storage capacity is configurable by IT administrators.
How do you access your files?  
SkyDrive files are available on any device either through SkyDrive.com or the SkyDrive application. SkyDrive Pro files are available on SharePoint online on their Office 365 account to retrieve files.
What if there is no internet connection?  
With SkyDrive installed on their computer, users can open and edit local copies of their files. Once connectivity is restored, the files will automatically sync to SkyDrive. With SkyDrive Pro installed on their computer, users can open and edit local copies of their files. Once connectivity is restored, the file will automatically sync to SkyDrive Pro.
How is it integrated with other Office applications?  
Users can open, edit and save documents directly to SkyDrive from Office desktop applications. In the new Office, SkyDrive is the default save location for consumer SKUs. Users can open, edit and save documents directly to SkyDrive Pro from Office desktop applications. In Office Pro Plus, SkyDrive Pro is the default save location.
What about security?  
Access is protected by a user’s password and the connection is secured with SSL encryption. Access is protected by a user’s password and the connection is secured with SSL encryption.

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