Skydrive Pro Standalone App

It’s nice to see that we finally get the standalone application for Skydrive Pro. Which means you don’t necessarily have to have Office 2013, but you do need:

  • Office 365 Pro Plus
  • Office 365 Small Business Premium
  • Office Professional Plus 2013

Once installed, simply click SYNC in the top right corner of your SkyDrive Pro library, SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 team site document library and you’ll be on your way to keep your files in sync across your machines. Happy syncing with SkyDrive Pro–cloud storage for employees!

ImgBurn 2.5.7.0

Time to update our burning software and since I have always used CDBurnerXP, thought I might just change things up a bit and check out ImgBurn 2.5.7.0.

Not only does it get a wee bit better review then CDBurnerXP, it has a really simple interface, just like a Denny’s menu.

Easy to use, runs a log as its writing the disc and covers all your burn to disc needs.

Oh, and it’s FREE!

Data Deluge

Came across this article published by MIT. Fascinating!

The amount of data we create, replicate, and store in gadgets and the cloud is growing at a staggering rate. According to IDC, the total “digital universe,” or all the digital information that has been created or replicated, grew to 1.8 zettabytes in 2011 (a zettabyte is a trillion gigabytes) in 500 quadrillion files. IDC says the total size has grown by a factor of nine over the past five years. Handily enough, in August, researchers at IBM unveiled the largest hard drive ever, capable of holding 120 petabytes (a petabyte is a million gigabytes), or about 24 billion five-megabyte mp3 songs.

See IBM Builds Biggest Data Drive Ever, by Tom Simonite, and The Cloud Imperative, by Simson Garfinkel.

via The Year in Numbers – Technology Review.