Office365 Plan P1 : sync or integrate with other cloud storage?

Jay_Ratansi
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Hi,

For a company on o365 P1 plan, can other cloud storage eg. Skydrive or Livedrive.. be integrated?

This company has a very large amount of archive documents eg. Office, pdf, autocad dwg etc which will need to be stored outside Sharepoint & they wish to retain this synced to a cloud storage service.

Any suggestions, recommendations as to which service to use? we're considering LiveDrive.

Is there any integration between o365 & such services? or, is there a service that integrates with o365?

Thanks
Jay
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Jamie McAllisterCloud Expert
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Commented:
I'm not aware of any integration built in, and haven't seen a commercial product to do it.

However there is a codeplex project (link below) to help make SkyDrive files discoverable by SharePoint;

http://skydriveconnector.codeplex.com/

The webpart they've produced is sandboxed, so I *think* you should be able to add it to a P1 Office 365 install.

The screens to add webparts are detailed here;

http://community.office365.com/en-us/b/the_grid/archive/2011/06/15/office-365-interface-for-adding-web-parts-grid-user-post.aspx
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There will be further Skydrive integration with Office 365.

This is hot off the press;

http://www.wired.com/cloudline/2012/04/microsoft-office-15/
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Here's a little more information just published;

http://www.itproportal.com/2012/04/25/windows-live-skydrive-and-office-365/
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The recent announcements for the forthcoming office products now state a link with Skydrive and SharePoint Online;

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Enhances-SharePoint-with-New-Features-SkyDrive-Pro-Included-281959.shtml

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