Thursday, April 14, 2016


By now, many, if not all of us are using The Cloud in some capacity for housing our Excel work. If you are not, I urge you to give it a try.

Why The Cloud
It is all about convenience and sharing. By placing your Excel workbooks on OneDrive, for instance, they can be shared on any of your devices.  All you need to do is save your Excel file to your OneDrive and it is there whenever and wherever you need it.  Since I commonly switch from a conventional PC to a laptop to an iPad during the day, I am finding the capacity to do this a Tremendous Advantage. 

In addition to easily saving your Excel masterworks to OneDrive and accessing it on your other devices, you can also Share It with the World if you so choose.  Simply click Share on the left panel, save it to OneDrive and then complete the Invite People feature to provide them access to your work.  What makes this Even Better is that the other parties with whom you are sharing Do Not even have to have Excel on their computer!  (Now, I know this is nearly inconceivable to an Excel Enthusiast, but Hey, some people just aren’t as cool as we are…).

Other Cloud Services
OneDrive is, of course, not the only good solution to using the cloud for storing, accessing, and working with your Excel files.  There are many other fine solutions, including Dropbox, iCloud, Google, and many others.

Now, I’m a fan of using iPads, and I find myself doing more and more Real Work on these tablets.  This being the case, I am quite sure that using a Microsoft Surface (or other first-rate tablet) is also a great instrument for the New Business World. 

As we all continue to be more mobile in our professional, as well as personal lives, it is good to keep in touch with the tools that enable us to get the most out of what technology has to offer.  Whether its OneDrive, Dropbox, iCloud, Google, or the next big thing, The Cloud has much to offer nearly all of us. Give it a try and see if you don’t agree…

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