How to Map Skydrive as Network Drive in Windows

by Kaschimer 19. March 2011 10:41

So, Windows Live Essentials gives you access to a great tool called SkyDrive. From the SkyDrive website:

Store, access, and share thousands of documents, photos, and Microsoft Office files on Windows Live SkyDrive. SkyDrive password-protects your files so you control who has access to them.

SkyDrive gives you 25 GB of disk space. A great way to keep backups, or put your documents “in the cloud” so you can access them from anywhere.

The SkyDrive website is nice and allows you to upload files, but I went looking for a way to map SkyDrive as a network drive on my computer, so I don’t have to go to the website to do all my work. And also so I could save documents from my applications to SkyDrive instead of my computer.

This site gives a nice step-by-step guide to doing just such a thing. It requires a download of a free tool from the CodePlex website (only to get the specific URL that you need to map to).

One thing that you will need to pay attention to when walking through the steps is that there is actually a misprint. In the article, it tells you that the format of the modified url is:

\cdckda.docs.live.net@SSLsdfsd24645759Documents

But really, the modified url should be the format:

\\cdckda.docs.live.net@SSL\sdfsd24645759\Documents

The rest of the article should work as advertised. Note: You do  not need Office 2010 installed in order to access this. Once you have a Windows Live account and have signed up for your SkyDrive account, you simply need to map the drive and you will be able to save/open/modify documents directly from SkyDrive by using the drive letter you mapped it to (in my case, Z:)

Give it a try. A nice option for documents “in the cloud”

How to Map Skydrive as Network Drive in Windows

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7 Freely available E-Books/Guides I found essential for .NET Programmers and Architects

by Kaschimer 12. October 2010 04:45

I love free things, especially books. If you are developer, then you will be interested in these. A few are ebooks from Microsoft, but at least a the others are from other good trustworthy sources, notably Karl Seguin and The DZone RefCards.

Have a look. Download at your leisure. Definitely read them

7 Freely available E-Books/Guides I found essential for .NET Programmers and Architects : Amazedsaint's .net journal

 

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Over 60 Free Controls from DevExpress

by Kaschimer 11. October 2010 05:09

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I love free stuff. And as a developer, I love free stuff from my favorites companies... So here is a collection of 60 free controls from DevExpress. All you need to do is register on their site.

Once you register, you will be forwarded a confirmation email with instructions on how to access your user account. With this information in hand, you will be able to download, install, and use all the controls and tools listed above free of charge. The applications you create with these controls can be distributed royalty free (see the EULA that accompanies the products for more information).

Good stuff. get them while they are hot

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