posted on December 06, 2010 20:51
One of the needs we all face from time to time in the digital age is how to share a file. Often we use email to send files to friends and business associates. But this is not always the best route. In fact if your file is larger that a couple of megabytes there is a good chance that it may never make it to it's destination.
There are many solutions on the internet to help solve this problem. They come in many varieties. There are free and paid services. Some services allow a lot of storage or huge file sizes. Some that are best for sharing within your company. Some that only become easy to use once you pay for the service. They each have their own way of doing things.
One service that we use often is Microsoft Live SkyDrive. It is part of the Microsoft Live system. It gives you 25 GB of storage but a maximunm file size of 50MB. The 50MB should be plenty for anything other than large video files. The 25GB total for all files is a lot that you will be hard pressed to use up.
Sharing files is simple use Microsoft Live SkyDrive and best of all the service is FREE. I love that word. I love the way it rolls off of my fingertips onto the keyboard ;-) If you have a Microsoft Live account it is also a great way to back up and/or share your Microsoft Office documents with friends and coworkers. You can even edit those documents online if you don't have access to the whole Office suite at your disposal.
I have created a short video that describes how to share files using SkyDrive. You can find it here http://www.nsage.com/Media_Player/VideoId/57/Sharing-Files-With-Microsoft-Live-SkyDrive.aspx
. If you ever have the need to share files and don't like departing with your hard earned cash, this is well worth the 8 minutes of your time.
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