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August 4, 2007

Online Photo Backup with Windows Live OneCare 2.0

In my previous demo of Windows Live OneCare 2.0 (beta) I was pretty general about its features. But I’d like to dive a little deeper into some of the enhancements and features coming with Windows Live OneCare’s next major release. Coming with Windows Live OneCare 2.0 will be a brand new way to backup your most important and precious digital photos called Online Photo Backup. With Online Photo Backup you get 10GB of online storage to store your digital photos. Take a look at this small demo I made showcasing Online Photo Backup:

Video: Online Photo Backup with Windows Live OneCare 2.0

Making sure your digital photos are backed up is a high priority for Microsoft and the Windows Live OneCare Team. A user could have many years worth of digital memories stored on their PC and if that PC crashes, those memories are lost. Of course you can back those photos up to another PC, or a DVD but those don’t come entirely risk-free. Backing up to another PC doesn’t mean that PC won’t fail and with backing up to a DVD, you run the risk of that DVD becoming damaged in some way and then unreadable to restore the data. With Online Photo Backup – you take those risks away.

I currently have over 5 years worth of digital photos on my PC with Windows Live OneCare 2.0 backing them up to my Online Photo Backup storage space. I have photos ranging from college experiences and events to WinHEC 2006 and 2007 to CES last year and the Windows Vista Launch in New York City. These are memories I would never want to lose.

With the Windows Live OneCare 2.0 beta – Online Photo Backup is an “add-on” to your OneCare Subscription and allows you to backup photos to any of your PC’s in your OneCare Circle. According to the Windows Live OneCare Team Blog – when Windows Live OneCare 2.0 is released, Online Photo Backup will be an added cost to your standard OneCare Subscription package.  

For updates on Windows Live OneCare – stay tuned to their official team blog.

Be sure to also check out my previous Windows Live OneCare 2.0 demo as well.