Sharing files on the Cloud

by Shijaz Abdulla on 30.03.2013 at 09:18

I have been trying out multiple solutions to share and sync data from my computer to the cloud.

One of the tool I like to use is SkyDrive, and they provide up to 7GB of space for free. What makes SkyDrive interesting to me is the integration with Office 2013. You can easily browse, open and save documents from any Office application on to your SkyDrive. What’s more, all your connected devices can be used to access the same content, and they stay synced.

Last weekend I was taking notes from an online class in the Bachelor’s program that I am doing at IOU. I was using OneNote 2013 on my Lenovo x220 Tablet to take notes on a notebook saved to SkyDrive. Within seconds, the I realized that the content was syncing to my Surface RT device and my Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone device.

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OneNote 2013 with content synchronized between computer and phone.

There are many other vendors out there who also provide cloud-based file sharing, especially for the Enterprise and supporting a wide array of devices that you can upload content and sync from.

For example, Citrix ShareFile is a commercial solution for securely sharing, syncing and storing files upto 10 GB in size. All communications between Citrix ShareFile and the user are encrypted using either Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption protocols and up to AES 256-bit encryption.