With SkyDrive, you get automatic access to your documents from any PC, Mac, iPad, or phone. You can also share and work on them with other people from any computer. Anyone can view and edit documents using a web browser and free Office Web Apps.
SkyDrive is perfect for sharing and working together with other people. Just visit SkyDrive.com to share any file with whomever you choose. Your friends can use free Office Web Apps to view the document and make quick edits—even if they don’t have Office installed.
Office Web Apps are also designed to preserve your document’s formatting, which means your friends will be able to view the work you share just the way you intended. They’ll also be able to make changes without messing up how it looks.
Whether you need to print the latest version of your resume in Microsoft Word from a copy shop or review class notes in OneNote on your phone, SkyDrive gives you automatic access to your files from anywhere. Just install SkyDrive on your computer and start saving files to your SkyDrive folder.
Once you have SkyDrive, OneNote becomes even more powerful. You can save your notebook to your SkyDrive folder and access it anywhere. Study notes, review your shopping lists, or just stay organized right from your phone.
If you and your friends have Microsoft Office installed on your computer, you can use all of the features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote while still getting the benefits of working together in the cloud.
Here are a few tips:
Good. Use SkyDrive and free Office Web Apps (any browser, no version of Office required, limited editing capabilities).
Better. Use SkyDrive with Office 2003/2007, 2008, or 2010/2011 (Windows Internet Explorer/Firefox on Windows, Safari/Firefox on Mac, full power of Office for editing, multiple people can edit at the same time in Word).
Best. Use SkyDrive with Office 2013 (Internet Explorer/Firefox on Windows, Safari/Firefox on Mac, full power of Office 2013, including PDF editing and seamless SkyDrive integration.
When you or your friends make changes, SkyDrive saves them online in one place. SkyDrive will even keep track of the previous 25 versions of all documents automatically, so you don’t need to store multiple versions of the same document. And if a change is made that you don’t like, it’s easy to restore or download an older version (just click Version history).
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