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    SkyDrive for Network Users

    Hi,

    Anyone know if it is possible to deploy SkyDrive (easy enough) to machines and then when a user logs in with their username it maps the drive? I can map the network drive without any issues but it doesn't seem to accept %username%. I realise each user has to have a SkyDrive setup.

    Anyone know of a way to mass setup SkyDrives accounts?

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    Nope, its not easy at all.

    It did used to be possible to map it to a local drive but was a right pain to setup.

    With Microsoft discontinuing it for Office 365 I kinda gave up on the idea. They now expect you to use sharepoint instead

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    I really hope Microsoft are not getting rid of SkyDrive - we use it as a family based cloud solution for our photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    I really hope Microsoft are not getting rid of SkyDrive - we use it as a family based cloud solution for our photos.

    Gareth
    Its still available for personal live accounts, just not with Office 365 any more.

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    Re: SkyDrive for Network Users

    Their new thing with office 2013 is sky drive pro which ties into SharePoint. You can also just map a sky drive collection page as a drive. Sky drive is consumer focused and they'll probably drop it eventually it to unify with pro at some inoppertune time that suites balmernomicly.

    It's reinvention should be a way off though as it's tied into Windows 8.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 24th January 2013 at 03:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    I really hope Microsoft are not getting rid of SkyDrive - we use it as a family based cloud solution for our photos.
    Ah - the joys of the cloud - "we are withdrawing this service - tough".

    I've been discovering the joys of ownCloud. Very easy to set-up and use and usefully for a school, intergrates with AD. For home I run a small ubuntu server which now hosts a copy (backup) of my data.

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    Skydrive pro is the new o365 feature coming, I thought it would work just like skydrive now but with federation etc.
    I have had a play with the beta but not extensively (thanks @EduTech) recently.
    You can create a beta account to have a play for free, all the data gets wiped when it ends.

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