Going to the Cloud with OneDrive

Here’s my presentation from todays MVP ComCamp at Microsoft in Sydney. The resources links are:

SharePoint Online blocked file types – http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/office365-sharepoint-online-small-business-help/types-of-files-that-cannot-be-added-to-a-list-or-library-HA101907868.aspx#_Toc355959797

Smart files in Windows 8.1 – http://blog.onedrive.com/have-all-your-skydrive-files-with-you-without-using-all-your-storage-or-bandwidth/

SkyDrive Pro increases storage and ease of sharing – http://blogs.office.com/2013/08/27/skydrive-pro-increases-storage-and-ease-of-sharing/

Solve Problems you are having with OneDrive for Business sync app – http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/solve-problems-youre-having-with-the-onedrive-for-business-sync-app-HA104047973.aspx

MVP ComCamp events next week

Microsoft MVPs are a community of skilled IT Professionals who share their knowledge and experience of Microsoft products. Next week MVPs around the world are coming together for a week of deep dive presentation culminating in an in person event on Saturday the 22nd of March.
During the week there is a range of webinar that you can attend and the details are here:
The week culminates on Saturday the 22nd of March with in person events in every major Australian capital city (and around the world). It is not too late to register for these events which you can do via:

Adelaide http://bit.ly/1ceIFHt
Brisbane http://bit.ly/1cG5xDh
Melbourne http://bit.ly/1ceJmR0
Perth http://bit.ly/Nq6O7W
Sydney http://bit.ly/1gv7EsD
Auckland http://bit.ly/1k4iR8Z

You’ll also find out more about the agenda and logistics of the day.
These events are not only a great way to get a deep dive into Microsoft products, they are also a great opportunity to network with other IT Professionals. I would encourage you all to attend and to let everyone else who maybe interested also know about these events.
I look forward to seeing you on the day.

OneDrive for business now available

Microsoft has just announced the availability of OneDrive for Business which is a replacement for the SkyDrive Pro client.

OneDrive for Business for Windows 8 and Windows RT
OneDrive for Business Desktop App for Windows
OneDrive for Business for iOS
Also interestingly it was announced in the OneDrive blog that:
Starting April 1, 2014, OneDrive for Business with Office Online will be available also as a standalone service.
It is worth reading the OneDrive blog to also get an idea of what is coming down the track. Things like more storage and security for OneDrive are very exciting.
So, I’m off to update all my apps and learn about the new benefits of OneDrive for Business.

It pays to be enthusiastic!

Since I put my name down to be kept up to date with OneDrive developments I received notification today that it has launched and is rolling out as we speak!

You can read the blog post here:
OneDrive now available worldwide
But I also found out that gave me a 20GB storage bonus for 12 months just for being ‘enthusiastic’!
I can’t wait for my existing SkyDrive apps to start updating to OneDrive. My question is when is OneDrive for business going to hit my Office 365. I’ll just have to stay ‘enthusiastic’ and find out!

Next Cloud Business Sydney Meetup


We’ll be doing the next Cloud Business Blueprint Sydney meetup here:

Date: Monday 17th February, 2014

Time: From 6.30pm

Location: The Oaks Hotel, Military Road, Neutral Bay in the “Bar & Grill” area

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Flaaz

This is a completely informal get together with the goal of allowing attendees to network with each other and share interests, contacts, strategies and general information. We have a lot to discuss this month including a new CEO at Microsoft, changes to Office 365 available in Australia, and more.

We are also happy to welcome anyone along who thinks they get value from attending even if they are not currently a member of the Cloud Business Blueprint yet. Feel free to come along and join in the conversation, no obligation.

If you planning on attending we would ask that you let us know via an email to info@cloudbusinessblueprint.com so we can ensure we have enough seats reserved for you at the table.

Remember, it is totally informal some along and enjoy a good feed and great conversation with a fantastic bunch of people all looking to better their business through the cloud. Everyone who attended last month had a blast!

Image courtesy of stockimages / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

SkyDrive is now Onedrive

We all knew that SkyDrive was going to be renamed but until now we weren’t sure what that name would be. Well now we know – it will be called OneDrive!
If you want the official announcement here it is:
and you can sign up for a preview at:
Interestingly for existing users:
For current users of either SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro, you’re all set. The service will continue to operate as you expect and all of your content will be available on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business respectively as the new name is rolled out across the portfolio.
So SkyDrive Pro becomes OneDrive for Business which I think will reduce confusion in the market place about the product and which market it serves.
So, now we just have to wait and see what other changes get rolled into this updated product.