Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
A Few Other Tricks of the Trade
In This Chapter
Backing up and restoring your data
Using the Office Live Recycle Bin
Learning about Office Account Express 2007
Sharing data with your accountant
Y ou’re probably already familiar with the concept of a Recycle Bin; in this
chapter, you find out how the Office Live version of the Recycle Bin
works. If you rely on Office Live, you’ll need to know how to create a backup.
And (more importantly) if a disaster occurs, you need to know how to restore
your information from that backup. If you use Office Accounting 2007 and an
accountant, you can take advantage of other features; you can use your
Office Live account to send data back and forth via a secure environment.
Protecting Your Data
The thought of losing data is universally scary. In fact, for most folks who are
used to standalone systems, the specter of data loss inspires anxiety — and
is directly proportional to the amount of data they’ve stored in Office Live.
And if they’ve spent oodles of money on an IT Department and extra software
to guard against data loss — and the unthinkable happens anyway — the
next stage is Panicky Despair.
Well, fear not. Microsoft uses redundant systems to guard against hardware
failures. Redundancy means that Microsoft uses several computers to perform
the same tasks. If one of those computers goes up in smoke, another computer
stands ready to take its place. Redundancy ensures that your Office Live site
continues to be up and running, and that you don’t lose any of your data.