My occasional ‘happy discoveries’ don’t always have to do with the genealogy research and data in and of themselves, as in the case of yesterday’s discovery of a bundle subscription for Office 365 and 1TB cloud storage.
A source of frustration proved to be the catalyst for finding this package and the opportunity to solve the cloud storage needs and software needs of my entire family for very little cost.
I’m counting on this backup plan to be an extra layer in my efforts to protect my years of genealogy research – using Office 365 and 1TB cloud storage on OneDrive.
In the following three previous posts, I described my efforts to create the ideal setup for creating and safeguarding my genealogy database and blogs.
- Protecting genealogy data and files.
- Digitizing priceless family history records.
- My ideal setup for genealogy research.
This change resulted from a failed attempt to upload a file to OneDrive for linked access because it was too large to be sent directly via email. With OneDrive, the recipient can download the attachment from a link in the email as opposed to having the large file physically attached or embedded.
Unfortunately, in this instance, I got a message warning that my OneDrive was full. I followed the prompts and clicked the link to check on the upgrade plans.
I was actually quite amazed to discover that for just $9.99 per month, the plan I subcribed to provides the following services and software for myself and four of my friends.
Each invitee gets (at no charge to themselves):
- Office 365 Home for 5 PCs or Macs and 5 tablets or smart phones.
- Access to their available installs.
- An account page to manage their own installs.
- An extra 1TB of OneDrive storage.
- 60 Skype world minutes per month.
I quickly subscribed, following the instructions and sending invitations to take advantage of these benefits and services to my husband Mark, and my kids, Erin and Stuart.