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Which will educators adopt in the long run: microsoft skydrive or google drive?

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#6444865 Jul 25, 2012 at 02:44 PM
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Which will win? What will students and teachers LOVE and HATE? TAKE THE POLL!
(from the quest after "Real Collaboration" called "SkyDrive vs. Google Drive")
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#6512415 Aug 07, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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I think students will prefer SkyDrive because of the cool photoediting. Teachers will still love Google since it saves a step in sharing. We are all looking for a way to save time, right?
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#6524182 Aug 09, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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We are also so deeply involved with Google apps that I don't see us changing now. We use docs, forms, drawings, sites, etc..
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#7174570 Jan 01, 2013 at 01:51 PM
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In the long run, the business world gets to decide for us. As much as I feel I'm doing my students a service by having them collaborate in Google Docs, being " Office Certified" is still much more of a job guarantee. In the meantime, I'll vote a qualified Google Docs.
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#7189762 Jan 05, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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Because I teach computer applications courses using MS Office software, SkyDrive won't work as it doesn't have all the tabs needed for beginning software assignments. I use Google Docs for my computer apps capstone class for collaboration work.
gwindsheimer
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#7205153 Jan 08, 2013 at 09:07 PM
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I am really not a Microsoft fan in any way. I think Google Docs will win, due to the popularity of the Andriod platform.
Zetria
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#7205457 Jan 08, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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On the surface Skydrive looks more intuitive in most areas (though it kills me to admit it, I've got family that works for Google). Both platforms will probably adapt to each other as people voice preferences about specific elements.
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#7235651 Jan 15, 2013 at 05:29 PM
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I think the larger storage will be a big plus for SkyDrive.
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#7764640 May 01, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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I prefer the ease of Google Docs, although I like the easy transition from Word on my desktop to Word in Office365. Students I work with these days are pretty versatile and able to adapt to whatever platform I put in front of them.
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#7810939 May 11, 2013 at 02:53 PM
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Google Doc, personally. Students will use both, as a teacher I will accept either.
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#7861911 May 21, 2013 at 08:14 PM
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At least where I am Google wins. Sky-drive won't even get a look. We've turned into a Google apps shop. Chrome for a browser, mail domain via Google, Google apps everywhere and chrome books about to flood the school.
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#7889890 May 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM
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I agree with Sparrowhawk, that the industry will be the ultimate decider. My district is moving away from Google this year and to Skydrive. We have too many conflicts with Google email as well as working between Google Docs and Office applications. Hopefully, there will always be a place for both. Microsoft will ultimately win out because industry wants integrated apps as much as possible.
Barb
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#8118098 Jul 10, 2013 at 09:30 PM
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In my current work situation I think the first company to advertise server locations in W.A. will be the tool of choice for my department of education. For personal use - I don't really have a preference as I already use iCloud for my own documents. I have used Google docs a few times but never used Skydrive before now. I think my iPad has driven my consumer choice so far. As my institution's bandwidth is in the process of being upgraded we will probably see more sharing and collaboration in the future so will need to look at this as a school.
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#8831275 Dec 11, 2013 at 06:24 PM
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I think that those currently using google docs will stay there. It is convenient to stay there and there is a lot of support for google docs. However, Those heavily invested in microsoft will likely move to skydrive. I can see a strong play for microsoft with the xbox one and surface tablets to push for skydrive adoption.

For me there is a place for both and icloud.com. I'm just glad there is choice. Now if they would only play nice together.
"So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be." - Alfred Lord Tennyson
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