This is a big step. Not available yet, but a very intresting move.
8:24 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
What does that entail? Speed, simplicity and security, Bencuya said.
Yeah, leave sensitive docs and data in the hands of a 3rd party where they are accessible only over infrastructure controlled by a different 3rd party and everything will be faster, simpler and more secure.
When that backhoe down the street cuts the fiber, do you really want your business records out of the office? Send everyone home for the day, since work is at a standstill.
I won't even get into trusting 3rd parties to safeguard the data - including keeping their hands off of it...
2:57 pm on Oct 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
willy makes a real nice way of backing up data that otherwise might be lost when you lose a system from say a lighting stike or fire. I will have time to hear how it works since it isn't abailable but on a new computer and not till next year.
4:16 pm on Jan 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
The backing up of data IS key here - I mean, keeping up your internet connection will be an issue but I'm sure there will be a lot of offline augments added to the system
4:33 pm on Jan 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
It is a good idea in theory but there are a lot of flaws mainly 1. Security of your personal or business files. What if I want to keep these files in my business premises. Hackers will have a field day if everyone's files are on remote servers and 2. that the infrastructure is not there to accommodate this idea in some place yet. Does this mean that if I don't have a super fast internet connection (which I don't) it will take me a long time to access (what used to be) local files? I personally wouldn't touch the idea right now but maybe 5 - 10 years down the road and by then Microsoft will have caught up.