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riggi

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One other thing I like about Onedrive is that I share a lot of Word and Excel files with students as read only (grades, assignments etc.).
I can email or post a link and when they click on it, it will open in the Web version of office.

This is good for me because I know that the formatting etc. Will be ok.
When I tried using Google drive, it opens in Google docs on the Web, and if you have a large spreadsheet, it breaks it up into separate pages, and if you have multiple worksheets, you have to scroll through all of them, it doesn't present them as tabs.
 

foghat

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No surprises here. Much of that language also applies to other cloud storage services.

Have you read the license for your OS on your Surface, or any other Microsoft software, (not just Microsoft)? Were you aware that you don't own the software?

I am surprised because I know a lot of the online backup solutions big security thing is, "if you lose you password/key, your files are essentially gone, we cannot access them".

Naturally, if they have it in the ToS, they must have a way to enforce it, but still, am surprised they scan your files - and even more so that it sounds like certain inviduals (vs. programs) can actually access your files.

One other thing I like about Onedrive is that I share a lot of Word and Excel files with students as read only (grades, assignments etc.).
I can email or post a link and when they click on it, it will open in the Web version of office.

Yes, onedrive is a very complete solution.
 

Liam2349

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I don't get why they don't allow nudity? Companies seem to frown on it without reason. Why do they care if you want to back up your porn collection to OneDrive? Seriously, I don't see how it hurts anyone.
 

jnjroach

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One benefit of Dropbox is with easily getting links for images you wish to embed in a forum. Just go to your Dropbox folder, right click the image and it will copy the image link for easy pasting. Don't believe OneDrive offers that.
Sure you can....but from the browser

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mitchellvii

mitchellvii

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Using the desktop OneDrive client seems incredibly slow. In Skydrive you could improve this by modifying the ClientPolicy.ini but that doesn't seem possible with OneDrive.

Seems like MS wants to throttle us and not give us a way to fix it.

Is it faster to upload large files using the web client?
 

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