Microsoft Office Live Workspace Beta and Windows Live™ SkyDrive

What’s the difference and which is right for me?

Do you save your work on a flash drive or email yourself documents to work on at home? Perhaps you share documents via email and then manually merge all the comments later, or are you planning an event, juggling multiple people or suppliers?

If the answer’s ‘yes’ to any of these, then Office Live Workspace is for you. It extends all your favourite Office applications online. You get a workspace which is a secure online place to store 1,000+ files and documents, and you can access them from any computer with an Internet connection. If you want to share information, all you need is your colleague’s email address, and you choose whether they can edit or simply read your document.

It’s that easy! Best of all, it’s absolutely free and you don’t need to download anything to use it! Sign up today and you could be using your Office Live Workspace in a few minutes!

Looking for an online social space where you can share files, photos and music? Then you should think about Windows Live SkyDrive – your hard drive in the sky. If you use Hotmail, Spaces, Live Folders and Messenger, then Windows Live services are for you.

SkyDrive gives you a massive 5Gb of password-protected file storage free – plenty of space for you to chat to friends, organise a get-together, and share your pictures. Why not get started now?

Comments (3)

  1. davidacoder says:

    Well, take out the "secure" from "secure online place" and your description is spot on. Live Workspace does not use ssl/https, so all your documents are transmitted in clear text to the servers and back down. Which is completly crazy, in my opinion.

  2. mark taylor says:

    working on a project in a charity and I got hold of a skydrive – nice and free workplace. I think it is a cut down version of a larger product, because the help is talking about features not available in mine. features that sound good.

    anyway, I’m getting to know it and really keen to see it improve the comms in the team on this venture.


  3. AlexM says:

    SkyDrive is great but I would ideally prefer a more open approach to file sharing with password-protected folders rather than have each user create an MSN/Live ID account.

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