PCPro’s list of requested Windows 8 improvements – Transparent backup

PCPro the UK website just put out a fantastic list of their suggestions for improvements that Microsoft could make for Windows 8.

Here are some of the ones I agree with:

Backup shouldn’t just be simple, it should be transparent.

As soon as someone switches on a new computer, Windows 8 should be on the lookout for key files and making sure that if disaster strikes the user won’t lose them.

That doesn’t mean copying the data to another part of the disk, but whisking it off to an encrypted online storage vault coupled with a prompt to create a safe area on an external drive.

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems. In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com).

  • Tovy Thomas

    The online backup options are nice with new Dell computers but many of them have a small limit like 2GB free which isn’t bad for documents but if someone takes a lot of high resolution pictures as well as video then they would be out of luck without an additional expense.

  • xinu

    I agree Microsoft needs to address the issue of backups. I always hated Windows’s backup features and never entirely trusted them. I hate having to use 3rd party apps or backup my files manually.