Thanks to a new feature in Microsoft's commercial cloud storage service, businesses don't have to choose between paying a hefty ransom or kissing their files goodbye.
The obvious solution (add more physical storage) is usually easier said than done. Here are some short-term fixes that can buy you some time -- and reveal some pockets of spare storage you might not know you had.
Home is where your data is. If you need to access data remotely, and neither a VPN connection nor traditional cloud storage will do the trick, consider using OneDrive as a proxy for remote file access.
Microsoft is bringing its OneDrive file-sharing and collaboration capabilities seen with Windows desktop and Web applications to Office for Mac, as well as to Android and iOS mobile applications.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse service is now available across all 33 Microsoft Azure regions.
Microsoft highlighted some of its work with the Open Compute Project this week, including its latest effort with CNEX Labs to simplify solid-state drive technology used in datacenters.
Microsoft has released a solution that converts data stored by StorSimple into a format that can be used with various Azure services.
Various Microsoft Azure services hit "general availability" status this month, meaning that Microsoft views them as ready for production use.
Microsoft on Tuesday made a move against its online storage partners and competitors by rolling out a OneDrive for Business switch deal.
Microsoft added improvements to Storage Spaces Direct in its latest test-build preview release of Windows Server.
Microsoft is kicking off its year in acquisitions with a Pittsburgh-based provider of hybrid cloud storage solutions.
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft this week published new OneDrive Sync Client tutorials for end users at a support page.
Windows Server version 1709, released earlier this week, doesn't include Microsoft's highly touted Storage Spaces Direct capability.
Microsoft is starting to deliver an intelligent search capability that will make it easier to find photos of drawings, whiteboards, signs and receipts that get stored using the OneDrive cloud storage service.
Microsoft has fixed an issue that slowed access to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business for Linux users, but not for Windows users.
Microsoft announced today that it has released new OneDrive for Business improvements for its commercial Office 365 subscribers, including file synchronization and management enhancements.
Microsoft this week announced a preview of a new "OneDrive Admin Center" Web portal for IT pros.
The company showcased the latest Windows Server improvements in security, cost savings and cloud-based app management.
Many firms are banking on the all-flash database revolution starting now.
- By John K. Waters
Dell last week unveiled a new line of flash storage arrays that looks to expand the use of the storage format in enterprises.