31st March: World Backup Day 2013


World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups.

This independent initiative to raise awareness about backups and data preservation started out — like most good things on the internet – on reddit by a couple of concerned users. Let’s make this happen!

More info at http://www.worldbackupday.com

SkyDrive for Windows and Macintosh



SkyDrive just made some announcements. New applications for Windows Phone, Windows, Macintosh, iPad and iPhone to easily sync your files between these platforms.
Download the apps at https://apps.live.com/skydrive:

Besides the new applications/updates they also made a very important change: your free storage will be reduced! Each user will now have 7GB of free storage instead of 25GB for free. Unless you take the limited free offer to keep your 25GB.
To claim your 25GB just go to www.skydrive.com and click the message on top:

If you still want more storage you can buy it, with a maximum of 100GB (for now):

Great news with all the recent updates, except from the reduced free storage! 🙂
Find out more about the SkyDrive changes on the Building Windows 8 blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/04/23/the-next-chapter-for-skydrive-personal-cloud-storage-for-windows-available-anywhere.aspx

Update 2: added the image after you sign in to skydrive to claim your free storage
Update 3: added screenshot from storage manager where you can also buy extra storage space.
Update 4: extra screenshots + info link
Update 5: updated the article