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Automatically Sync Important Folders To The Cloud With New Feature

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OneDrive Known Folder Move – AKA Autosave – is a relatively new feature of Microsoft’s file hosting service but one that could make your work day a whole lot easier.

This nifty tool allows you to automatically sync desktop files to the cloud, with little-to-no disruption to your team’s productivity.

Most of us know the advantages of the cloud by now…

When your files are stored on OneDrive you benefit from being able to access them on any connected device, as well as having a protected version of that data stored on a Microsoft server.

If someone loses their laptop, all synced files are safe. If hardware fails or is damaged, your synced files are safe. When you wish to upgrade your machine, all of your documents are waiting in the cloud ready to access on the new computer from day one.

However, whilst we all know that it’s good to sync and store files to the cloud, the task is a bit like flossing your teeth; many of us forget when we’re going about our day-to-day business.

Windows Known Folders

 

The default setting for most Windows machines is to dump files to the Documents or Desktop folders. So, before OneDrive Autosave, we had to manually import them, which is a bit of a faff.

Once configured, Autosave syncs your Known Folders to OneDrive automatically, without any input from you, so you can go about your day, saving files without worrying if they’re synced in the cloud.

Note: ‘Known Folders’ include Documents, Desktop and Photos, but doesn’t include Downloads.

So how can you set this up?

This feature is not enabled by default and is currently supported for eligible OneDrive For Business users.

If this is you – great! You can switch on Autosave via your OneDrive settings.

Meanwhile, if you have a larger office, your IT admin will be able to enable Autosave across your whole organisation. This will prompt users to auto-sync files the next time they log in.

Set Up Protection of Important Folders OneDrive

Choose which files you would like to Autosave in OneDrive

Don’t confuse syncing to the cloud with backups.

Whilst syncing your files automatically with Autosave gives you some form of protection against data loss, you should never fully rely on it as it isn’t the same as backups.

OneDrive should always be used in tandem with additional backup methods.

For instance, one we like to use is Spanning Backups. Hosted in AWS, you can backup all of the above vendors and set up an offsite copy. It’s also a great choice as it stores multiple copies of the files.

Want to read about how to set up and maintain backups, please check out a previous blog of ours here.

So, are you going to try this new tool from Microsoft? If you need any more advice on setting it up or even getting Office 365 For Business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’d be happy to advise.

C4DI Hull

A New Look for Just Gilbey Ltd

By | Business Updates

As you can probably tell, our brand new website went live very recently!

Equipped with bright animations and plenty of space to talk about what we do, the site is everything we dreamed of and more.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the Mattix Design Ltd team, who supported us from the very beginning until the final product, pushing us out of our comfort zones in terms of design.  

Their expertise and knowledge enabled us to not only redesign our digital presence but also reposition our business and refine our services for clients.

 

Refining our services.

It’s safe to say that we learned a lot during this process, especially when it comes to showcasing our services in a way that helps and engages our customers.

We have narrowed down our four key offerings to fit in with the following:

  • Backups and disaster recovery.
  • IT strategy.
  • Cloud services.
  • IT solutions and support.

By honing in on these areas, our clients know exactly what they are getting, whilst at the same time, they are supported fully in their IT strategy and roadmap.

To find out more, we encourage you to have a quick flick through the site and see if you love the simplicity as much as we do.

 

Passion is at the heart of everything we do.

Whilst we may look a little different, we’re still the same old friendly IT guys.

Being able to work well with our clients remains at the core of what we do, and we pride ourselves on being approachable and providing a personable service.

We quickly adapt to become a trusted extension of your team, working with you to understand your requirements and offer the best solutions to meet your needs.

 

Connections with Hull’s tech hub.

Meanwhile, being based at the Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) gives us direct access to some of the best talent and creative minds in Hull’s tech industry.

Our membership has served as an invaluable springboard for Just Gilbey, connecting us with all sorts of brilliant individuals and companies.

There may be something that you need that you can’t find within our main services, however, but our close relationships with other professionals – such as web developers, designers, marketers and hardware experts – allows us to link your business with the right people.

 

What’s next?

In short, we’re looking forward to the future of Just Gilbey Ltd and how we can evolve to further assist our clients.

We’ll be filling this space with useful IT tips to boost the productivity of all sorts of businesses, whether you work in a large office or from home. So watch this space!

To find out more about our new website redesign, head over to to the Mattix Design website, where our Director David Gilbey discusses the process in more detail.