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Amazon’s OneDrive for Business Competitor Opens Windows Preview

Amazon keeps chugging along in pretty much every industry area. From groceries to retail, and also in cloud and productivity. Amazon is working on developing it WorkDocs to compete head-to-head with Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business.

So far, Amazon is not attempting to reinvent Office 365 (yet), but only deliver similar collaboration features that OneDrive for Business offers.

With Amazon WorkDocs Drive, all of your files are available in Windows File Explorer on-demand, and are not stored locally. You can use Amazon WorkDocs Drive as your personal home drive, and no longer need to use network file shares for your team’s home drive.

You can take additional actions in Amazon WorkDocs Drive through Windows File Explorer. You can share links to files, invite Amazon WorkDocs Drive users to collaborate on files, lock files you’re working on to keep them from being overwritten, add files to your favorites in Amazon WorkDocs Drive, store favorites for offline access, easily search for files on Amazon WorkDocs Drive, and open any file in the Amazon WorkDocs Drive web client to provide feedback. All changes you make are automatically synced to Amazon WorkDocs Drive over an encrypted connection.

We’ve been testing the entire Amazon ecosystem here at myITforum – and in a number of areas, Amazon is started to apply more fit and polish to its products and services. Amazon’s offerings are starting to look really good. And, if other areas of competition are any indicator, Amazon should be on Microsoft’s worry radar. Amazon still owns the lion’s share of the cloud market, despite marketing hype from all other contenders.

Amazon WorkDocs Drive for Windows is now available in Limited Preview. You will need an AWS Account Number in order to apply.

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