Windows backup seems to be hitting all the wrong notes when it comes to the new operating system’s integrated backup known as ‘File History’. Many Windows users had hoped for a built-in online Windows backup system, but instead will have to settle for a simpler alternative which will offer little benefits.
File History will keep copies of some—but not all—data by backing it up to a local storage device on a regular basis which is yet to be determined. Some had perhaps thought that it would be integrated with Microsoft’s SkyDrive, but will unfortunately find no such luck.
If any users are to benefit, it is most likely to be personal home users, but certainly not business users due to the fact that the system doesn’t come equipped with high enough levels of privacy and security features.
The decision to create such a limited Windows backup is quite peculiar, since users have been craving a built-in online backup system for quite a while.
Microsoft will now have to rely on their SkyDrive system, of which is also under criticism and is still, despite the computer software giant’s large presence in industry, not considered to be good enough to stand alongside independent online storage providers.