Up to now you may have stored all your documents and worksheets on your hard drive in your computer, or if you use a tablet or smart-phone you may have elected to use one the cloud storage services to overcome the problem of insufficient storage capacity on your device.
As a member of Kapiti SeniorNet you may have been shown how to use OneDrive, Microsoft’s answer to cloud storage, but there are quite a number of other options well worth taking a look at. Continue reading →
Ahh, you thought you did not have to do a back-up? Well, you should. And not just once a year either.
Backing up your data is not one of the most exhilarating things to do, and for most people not their most desirable task.
But thank goodness, technology to the rescue for it can be done more or less automatically so it won’t take up much of your time.
I have heard the argument that duplicating and storing your data is a waste of time, but protecting your data really is worthwhile for there are only two kinds of computer users: those who have lost data because their machine crashed or those who will, and then your precious photographs, letters, addresses of your contacts and important messages may have gone for good. You could also be infected by some dastardly virus that wipes your data and your system.
To all Members: Thursday, 17 May at the Q & A session t 9.30 – 12.30 Erik will be talking about Cloud Storage and specifically how you can make use of Microsoft’s SkyDrive online storage. Erik will show you how to register for Skydrive yourself and then he will demonstrate some of the ways you can use Skydrive while also explaining the benefits and pitfalls.
Don’t miss this session Erik is passionate about all things “Cloud” and we know this will be an interesting and entertaining session.
See you at SeniorNet Kapiti.
Update: We had a great morning with 25+ members learning about Cloud storage offerings, the what, where and how. Questions that followed showed a keen interest in modernising and extending free storage and sharing opportunities. Don’t miss the next Q&A session.
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