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By Jess Stratton | Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday Productivity Pointers: Collaborating with SkyDrive

SkyDrive is a free collaboration product from Microsoft that helps you store and synchronize digital files across your desktop and mobile devices. With SkyDrive, you’ll get 7 gigabytes of space for storing your files, photos, and important assets, which can then be accessed from either a web browser or native applications on your desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

In this week’s first Monday Productivity Pointers video, I show you how to use SkyDrive directly within Microsoft apps like Windows 8 and Office 2013, and also work on new documents directly in your web browser. With your SkyDrive account, you’re also entitled to use the Microsoft Office Web Apps—online versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel—for free!

In the second, member-exclusive video, I explore how to use the SkyDrive app for the iPhone to maximize your productivity when on the road. In the SkyDrive app, you can review any changes that have been made to your documents, approve them, view and edit your files, and even save attachments from your inbox directly to SkyDrive. This means that no matter where you’re doing your work, if you’ve installed the SkyDrive client app on your desktop, the most current version of your files will be waiting for you locally on your computer when you get back to your desk.

The simple convenience of saving all my email attachments right from my mobile device, and having them instantly show up wherever I need to get my work done, is one of my favorite productivity boosts!

Learn more:

Start a 7-day free trial at lynda.com • All Monday Productivity Pointers on lynda.com • Jess Stratton’s courses at lynda.com

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