I’m just back from TechEd 2014. I was drinking Microsoft Kool-Aid from the firehose for a week. I can summarize it in one word – “Cloud” (capital “C”). This is an oversimplification, but that was the theme.
I came home totally committed to testing the Microsoft Cloud. My original intent was to consolidate all my cloud services to one. I did a quick analysis, and focused on the ‘top tier’ providers – Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, and Google Drive. Based on my current ‘investment’, it came down to OneDrive and Google Drive and Google won for one reason – it seems that OneDrive has decided that random files need to be deleted. For no obvious reason I find files in the Recycle Bin on multiple computers. Most recently this was the PowerPoint and other docs I downloaded from TechEd.
Right now, I’m paying $1.99/month for 100GB of Google Drive storage. This will tide me over until at least the Fall.
Next project is migrating my web sites (including this blog) to a Virtual Private Server.