Monday, November 16, 2009

Never worry about having the files you need when your on the go.

I'm always traveling back and forth between my parents house and home. The problem with that is I'm running a full time blogging career, school, and being a mom. I can't tell you how many times I've been at my mom's house working on homework or something for a client and realized I either left my contact list or my homework on my home computer in another state. Nothing is more frustrating than either having to put client stuff on hold or having to restart an entire school assignment just because I forgot to transfer my files onto my usb drive or onto my laptop. Its actually gotten to the point that I dread going to my parents house all together as I'm always forgetting something at home that I need. The problem is now Connor is old enough to ask to go see his Paw Paw and how am I to refuse something that cute?

Microsoft Office Live is just the thing I've been looking for and so much more! Actually, as a Microsoft Office user myself making the jump to Microsoft Office Live was so incredibly simple. All you have to do is go to the website and sign up for a free account. Once your activated you have 5gigs of free storage to use however you like, if your just using it for documents that's more documents than I could ever hope to store but you can use it to store pictures and other files as well. Once your account is live you can set up as many workplaces as you like. Each workplace is accessible to anyone you choose to share it with. I'm currently working on setting up a family workplace where I can share pictures and documents with my dad which will make transferring information between us so simple, not to mention there is a calendar function we can set up so I can keep him up to date on all the family parties going on up here. As well I set up a school workplace where I can store all of my schoolwork for when I travel. No worrying about if I have my usb drive and did I remember to transfer the files? As well there is a place for me to keep track of all my assignments and deadlines. I can't even tell you how wonderful this will be once I'm back to taking classes on campus as if I forget to print out a homework assignment or paper I can just go into my Microsoft Live account from any school computer and print them out. The same goes with my blog files, with a workplace set up just for the blog I can store all my contacts, disclosures, and any files I need to transfer to clients. Each workplace is its own "place" and you can keep them private to yourself or choose who you share them with. People you invite to your workplace can edit as well as share files of their own as well.

All of this is absolutely free to use and anyone can set up their own account at Microsoft Office Live! It's a fabulous service and you really must check it out!

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Microsoft Office Live. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.


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