SkyDrive – 5Gb Online Storage free

If you want 5Gb of free online storage, look at Windows Live SkyDrive from Microsoft, part of their Live initiative.

According to Microsoft:

  • 5 GB of free online storage, available from any computer with Internet access.
  • Create personal, shared, and public folders — you decide who has access to each folder.
  • Windows Live SkyDrive works well on any Windows or Macintosh computer with Firefox 1.5 or higher, or Internet Explorer 6 or higher.
  • All you need is a Windows Live ID account, and you can store private files of any type, or choose files to share with friends and family.

    It’s my virtual USB key of utilities.  Good price too.

    A Happy New Year to You Too!

    I just want to thank all the 616 people who e-mailed me to wish me a happy new year.  Thanks also go to the 421 people who reckon that they can provide me with a larger penis, and the 380 people who want to sell me a Rolex.

    Thankfully, none of these e-mails made it to my Inbox, as we’re now using Microsoft Exchange Hosted Filtering Service.  Our MX record is now changed to point to the MS filtering server, and we don’t accept SMTP traffic from anyone else besides them.  Our volume of e-mail has dropped by over 95% in the last month since we started the trial service (which very quickly turned into a subscription when we realised how good it was).  I reckon that what it costs us in monthly subscription to this service is more than offset by our saving in bandwidth.  It’s like we more than doubled our bandwidth, whilst removing the admin overhead of maintaining blacklists and false positives, etc.

    If you want to know more, visit the Exchange Hosted Filtering Service at Microsoft, or a full overview of all hosted services.  Other hosted services include