Have you heard of Skydrive? If you haven’t, let me share with you what is Skydrive.
Windows Live Skydrive is a free online storage place for you to store/back up your important files. It offers a massive 25GB of storage space FREE for you. With Skydrive, you will be able to download your files anywhere with just a few clicks. You can also either share the files with other people or password protect it so that only you have the access to the files. You can share/upload your Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos. Furthermore, you can upload files of any type.
Get started with Windows Live Skydrive
So, what you need to get your FREE online storage? It’s simple, just follow these few steps and you are ready to upload and share files with your friends and co-workers.
Step 1: Sign-up for a Windows Live account here. If you already have a Windows Live account, you can skip this step.
Step 2: Login with your Windows Live account.
Step 3: Click Skydrive on the links on the top of the page and you are ready to Create new folder or upload files to the existing folders.
Why subscribe instead of import calendars?
Well, there are a few differences between subscribing and importing:
- If you subscribe to an online calendar, whenever the third-party calendar is updated, your calendar is updated as well. This is great for calendars on the web, like sports schedules. To subscribe to an online calendar, all you need to know is the URL for the calendar and then paste it into Windows Live Calendar.
- If you import an online calendar, you don’t get calendar updates, you get a copy or “snapshot” of the calendar. This is great for uploading calendars from a computer, like migrating from an old calendar to Windows Live Calendar. To import a calendar, you need to save the .ics file to your computer and then import it into Windows Live Calendar.
How to subscribe to an Online Calendar?
- Go to Windows Live Calendar and sign in with your Windows Live ID.
- Click Subscribe at the top of the web page.
- In the Calendar URL box, paste the URL for the online calendar, name the calendar, change the color (if you want), and click Subscribe to calendar.
Windows Live Calendar lets you know that your subscription was added. Just click Done to see your calendars. And if the events don’t show up on your calendar right away, check back because it will be updated shortly.
Credits: Windows Live Team Blog
Have you ever received links from your friends in Messenger IMs? Well, I’ve had received many times of it. The links appear to come from your friends, but when you click them, they go to something unexpected or unsavory.
Unfortunately, this is a worm. When you click such a link, not only do you go to a site that your friend didn’t send you, and that you probably do NOT want to see, but the worm can also get into your Messenger, and send similar IMs to everyone in your contact list, thus keeping the chain going. Sneaky, eh? If you think you may have clicked a link like this in the past, run a free full-PC scan to help ensure that your PC has not been infected.
And don’t click any links in Messenger unless you are 100% sure that your friend intended to send you those links.
Here is a great blog post about this worm, on Jonathan Kay’s Messenger Geek blog: How to avoid a phishing worm on Messenger and what to do if you’ve been affected.
Credits: Windows Live Team Blog