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    Skydrive/Dropbox or other offline storage on a domain.

    Hi,

    I'm investigating offline storage and would like to allow staff to be able to store files they wish to edit from home in a dropbox (or equivalent) account. I'd love to make it seamless so they have an extra network drive they can just drag files into but I don't want to allow them access to the server when they're out of the network so I'd like to use one of these free solutions.

    I've successfully installed dropbox on a couple of teachers' computers but it's not especially quick as to start with drop box only installs in the account that is used to install the software (administrator) and I then need to copy the dropbox files from the administrator 'application data' folder to their own folder. It's not difficult but I've got another 40 laptops to do so I don't know whether there's a more slick solution? Does MS's skydrive system integrate better? I've looked at various options but so far dropbox seems to be the best especially with portable device compatibility.

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    Richard

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    you've considered the DPA implications of using an off-shore storage provider, of course?

    ownCloud neatly gets round this problem.

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    Gladinet allows you to integrate skydrive. The free cloud storage version version is here:
    GLADINET - Download Gladinet Cloud Suite
    It also works with other storage systems



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