tutorial SkyDrive

Get free Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote in your browser with SkyDrive and free Office Web Apps. Share only the documents that you choose, with whomever you choose, and set the rest to remain private. Intrigued with the possibilities? Good! We are too. Check out our tutorial below.

SkyDrive is Microsoft’s answer to sharing and storing files online.


Are you currently using a different online storage or collaboration resource? Wondering what the differences are between the most popular choices? Click HERE to take a look at a comparison between SkyDrive, Google Drive, Apple iCloud, and Dropbox.

you’ve got the look
SkyDrive provides free use of a web-based version of Microsoft Office. If you want to design professional looking documents, SkyDrive includes an impressive array of graphic options and familiar Microsoft bells and whistles.

we like to share
Quit worrying about the latest versions of the document, what file type to save it as, or how many times it has been revised. Allowing everyone to work on the same document at the same time can increase productivity and save you time. Or, create a link to share your document with others when you need a web address to pass on. If they have a web browser and an internet connect they can view the document.

there’s an app for that
Never worry about forgetting your USB flash drive or emailing yourself a document. Any computer or mobile device with Wi-Fi or data plan can access your files through the browser or SkyDrive app. Mobile apps are available from the iTunes or Android market. No matter where you login to SkyDrive, your documents will sync.

what are you waiting for?
Technology is always changing, heading to a fully web-based world. Jump in now and get comfortable!


Click HERE for a tutorial on how to create a free SkyDrive account or sign in to your existing SkyDrive account.


Click HERE for a SkyDrive tutorial using examples from the web based version of SkyDrive.

Learn how to: Create, edit, and upload documents in SkyDrive — Edit your profile settings and notifications — How to Share SkyDrive files – and other tips & tricks.


Still have questions? Ask your Librarian.




Created September 2013