Monthly Archives: November 2009

Map Skydrive as network drive…

I found a fantastic solution… to map my cloud storage that I use. Skydrive is Microsoft Live product that offers me 25 GB of storage in Microsoft cloud. As system administrator it would be great if I coud use thist storage as mapped network drive – so I can manage, copy and edit files directly from Windows Explorer window…ΕΎ

Ok, there is a free solution… Combination of Skydrive cloud storage and Gladinet client…

Enjoy your cloud storage as I do πŸ™‚


“I need to put a document online for our costumer can you enable this?” – use Skydrive!

Hi! I was having session on Infosek 2009 conference regarding documents, xls, pdfs and other jujcy information that can be found using search engines… How it happens?

It happens when someone needs to publish something in a rush and asks sysadmin to create a public folder on a website on which they start to put documents… It’s all right but the problem is that nobody is monitoring that folder any more and nobody is deleting files that are not in use. So search engines crawl that information and we create a disaster becouse now anyone can search within our documents. So they are not published only for a specific person that should download them but it is published for anyone…

My suggestion is – if you publish documents on a web server for your costumers to be able to download them then PLEASE monitor that directory and delete files immediately after your costumers downloaded them. Also do not use “Directory browsing” feature on web server – it will harden the possibility for search engines to find specific file – you then send to your costumers EXACT URL where specific document can be downloaded.

For this kind of activity when you need a storage space publicly available I suggest that you start using Microsoft Skydrive solution: