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OneDrive Personal Vault is now available for all with some caveats

OneDrive Personal Vault is now available for all with some caveats

Cloud file storage is often presented as a collaborative tool but it can also be used for keeping personal backups of files you want to access any time, anywhere, and on any device. Sometimes, however, those files may require the utmost secrecy and security, perhaps far more than the usual security measures these cloud services implement. That's where Microsoft's OneDrive Personal Vault comes in, which was launched in June with limited scope. Now the company is making it available for all though you might have to take note of some limitations before investing in it.

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OneDrive Personal Vault adds secure folder as Microsoft boosts storage

OneDrive Personal Vault adds secure folder as Microsoft boosts storage

OneDrive is making some big changes today, doubling the storage in its standalone plan, while adding a new OneDrive Personal Vault for maximizing security around the most important files. The new Personal Vault features is an extra-protected subset of data, which can be only be accessed with secondary authentication.

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How to activate G Suite Migrate beta for data transfer

How to activate G Suite Migrate beta for data transfer

G Suite users were told today that "G Suite Migrate" would launch in beta mode starting this week. This system was put in place in G-Suite for first-party data transfer. This means admins will be able to send massive amounts of data to G-Suite with relative ease. This system also assists admins in assessing and planning migration projects.

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Windows 10 Storage Sense will upload rarely used files to OneDrive

Windows 10 Storage Sense will upload rarely used files to OneDrive

Data storage on most PCs is cheap. Or t least cheaper than, say RAM. Adding more is almost never a problem, unless you’re talking about devices with more or less fixed storage capacities and little or no expansion capabilities. Like laptops or tablets. Since Windows 10 has to cater to them all, Microsoft is making it smarter about the way it handles data storage. In the upcoming Windows 10 update, it will make its Storage Sense feature free up even more space by offloading old files to everyone’s favorite dumping ground: the cloud.

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OneDrive will soon offer automatic video and audio transcription

OneDrive will soon offer automatic video and audio transcription

Microsoft 365 customers will soon have access to automatic video and audio transcription in OneDrive, enabling them to rapidly read the text, search through it for specific content, and isolate snippets. The feature is powered by the same artificial intelligence technology behind Microsoft Stream, making it available to a greater number of users. Several other upcoming features have also been detailed.

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Microsoft OneDrive adds automatic folder backup for desktop and more

Microsoft OneDrive adds automatic folder backup for desktop and more

Microsoft has updated its OneDrive cloud storage service with new auto-backup options, making it easier for users to make sure all of their content is safety stored with as little effort as possible. Microsoft calls the feature Folder Protection, offering a Windows 10 prompt that instructs users on how to setup that automatic backups. Desktop, Documents, and Pictures are all options.

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Microsoft OneDrive on Android adds fingerprint locking support

Microsoft OneDrive on Android adds fingerprint locking support

Microsoft OneDrive, the company's cloud storage alternative to Dropbox and Google Drive, just got a big security update for Android users. After updating the Android mobile app, OneDrive allows the user to secure their content behind a fingerprint lock. The extra layer of security ensures only someone with the right fingerprint can unlock the account.

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OneDrive gets Files Restore rollback, Office 365 malware protection

OneDrive gets Files Restore rollback, Office 365 malware protection

Once upon a time, viruses were the bane of the computing industry. They haven’t totally disappeared, they just evolved and took on different forms. Malware is now even spread through malicious links and some can even hold your files for ransom. Microsoft’s software and services still have the notoriety of being the target of such attempts and Redmond is taking a few steps to ensure the safety of its OneDrive and Office 365 users.

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Windows 10 Sets goes tab crazy for organization and efficiency

Windows 10 Sets goes tab crazy for organization and efficiency

It might be a little difficult to remember a time when you didn't have tabs in your internet browser, but back when they first started rolling out, the idea seemed so brilliantly simple. For too long, though, that kind of handy functionality has been limited to just internet browsers, but Microsoft is about to change all of that. Today the company announced a new Windows 10 feature called "Sets," and it could very well change the way you use the apps installed on your PC.

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Here’s how to get OneDrive working again

Here’s how to get OneDrive working again

It seems that Microsoft has painted itself into a corner with a move that doesn't really have practical merit. At least not in the way the company has carried out the matter. Users of Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage solution suddenly locked out of their OneDrive shares mirrored on their local computers. All because Microsoft, without prior warning, suddenly decided that no filesystem is good enough for OneDrive other than its own proprietary NTFS.

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The Best Cloud Storage of 2017 – An overview of providers

The Best Cloud Storage of 2017 – An overview of providers

Computing devices are getting more powerful, more varied, and more ubiquitous, but the data storage in these devices hasn't changed that much. We are still beholden to the HDDs, SSDs, and eMMCs or UFS of yesteryears. In fact, the storage story has become even more complicated because each device has its own storage that you have to manage or keep in sync with other devices.

Enter cloud computing and cloud storage, with its promise of being able to access your data anytime, anywhere. Well, as long as you have an Internet connection, that is. It is an inescapable fact of modern day computing life and it pays to know the choices you have. Here are ten of the top cloud storage options this half of the year.

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OneDrive Files On-Demand blurs the line between cloud and local

OneDrive Files On-Demand blurs the line between cloud and local

Microsoft's OneDrive is getting a supercharged update, with new features intended to make cloud storage more accessible across PCs and mobile devices, and integrate with Apple's iMessage. Announced at BUILD 2017 today, the software giant's annual developer event, the improvements reflect the growing dominance of cloud storage among individual and enterprise users. As we've seen from other cloud providers, it's all about blurring the line between what's locally stored and what's saved on a distant server.

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