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Starting next month, Microsoft will roll out an update that will make the cloud the default storage location for Office 365 customers.

Microsoft says it wants to protect its customers from data loss due to the loss of endpoints. To do this, the software giant adds a small tweak to his latest version of Office. From now on, the cloud will be the standard storage location. In concrete terms, this means that professional Office 365 is urged to store their documents on SharePoint Online. For non-commercial customers, this becomes OneDrive.

Of course, it remains an option to store files locally. That too will be easier. Microsoft introduces a function where you can click on the name at the top of your document to change the name as well as the storage location. Mac users will undoubtedly recognize that feature.


As far as safety is concerned, the move is quite interesting. It makes it easier for users to keep their files safe, even when they are not awake. On the other hand, it will also encourage the use of Microsoft’s Cloud Storage. A critical mind can ask itself whether this does not play a role in Microsoft’s strategy. On the other hand, users already receive 1 TB of cloud storage with their subscription, and Microsoft does not currently have a model to expand that capacity.

Related: Office 365 is still flat in large parts of Belgium and Europe.

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