SkyDrive Introduces Recycle Bin and Excel Survey Features

While you can recover deleted mail from the Deleted folder in, if you were to ever delete files from your SkyDrive account by mistake, there was no way to restore them back. Realizing that this was a requirement of many, Microsoft has added the Recycle Bin to Also, realizing that students were one of its key audiences, Microsoft has been encouraging them to use its most versatile cloud service for backing up their important documents and sharing stories. To make things better, they have Excel Survey Features to SkyDrive.

Recover Deleted Files from SkyDrive

Earlier, when you had to delete anything in SkyDrive, you had to acknowledge and dismiss a warning dialog. This changes with the introduction of new Recycle Bin feature in SkyDrive.

Now, when you plan to delete an item or delete it, the service confirms your action but at the same time allows you to undo your actions and restore files from the Recycle Bin completely, if you have accidentally deleted them.

Once in the Recycle Bin, you can browse it to find and restore the desired file or folder. File and folder selection works just like it does in the rest of SkyDrive.

An important point to note, is that the items in the recycle bin do not count against your SkyDrive storage limit.

The Excel Survey

Microsoft is also putting the final touches on adding Excel surveys to SkyDrive. Like the recycle bin, this has been a top request from students in particular, as they’re great for getting suggestions for a group project or party, collecting feedback or research results, running a competition, and much more.

The Excel Survey feature lets you easily create online surveys and analyze results using the free Excel Web App or Excel on your desktop. To access it all you have to do is choose the ‘Excel Survey’ option from the Create menu as shown in the screen-shot below.

Then, begin creating a survey and share it with just one click, if essential. That’s it!

Via Windows Team Blog.

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