Excel Survey in Skydrive

Well, here comes the new feature of Skydrive that created the survey. In this new feature it becomes easy to collect the data and save it directly to the excel web app. Previously it was very a complex task to collect the data and enter it manually. But not now, this feature of excel web app helps to collect the data from the user directly.

How to create the survey form?

  • The first thing we need is the Outlook or Hotmail or any of the Microsoft accounts.
  • Once you have this, logon to the Skydrive using this account.


  • click on the survey and go to “Excel Survey”.
  • Name that survey.


  • Once you name the survey and click on create, you will be switched to the excel web app form design.


  • Design the form, you can have it by clicking the button you see there  as shown below


  • after you design the form you can see the button below like this


  • “Share survey” will help you sharing the survey form creating the link (If done for the first time).
  • “Share and view” will help you creating the link if used for the first time and viewing the preview.
  • and “Cancel” will help to close the design.

Now create the excel survey and make your task easy and paperless.

Happy Surveying! Smile

Must know about BOTNETS

Here is the thing about the botnets that they are the networks of compromised computers controlled by the remote attackers. They can attack in such a way that the owners are unknown about it. As per my knowledge the computers in a botnet is home computers, your laptops and are technically known as nodes, bots, zombies. Moreover, the computers in this network are unknown about the misuse of their computers.

I just read an article and it says when the computer is infected by the malware, it is used to send the spam and more shocking thing is that user is unaware about it. Often this threat is harmful to the government and enterprises rather than the individual, that can be used for a direct attack.

One of the approach is done by the Project MARS which is known as Microsoft Active Response for Security that makes the legal and technical acumen to take action upon the criminal infrastructure. This project is a joint effort of Microsoft Digital Crimes unit, Microsoft Malware Protection Center, Customer Support Services and Trustworthy Computing.

Via Botnets published by Microsoft


Fly in the sky with Skydive

Many of us (using Microsoft account) are unknown about the Skydrive. In fact they rather check their emails. These days social networking are more popular, making accounts for social networking is common practice. But there is also more features, which I think user must know. One of the features is ‘Skydrive’. This is the cloud storage provided by Microsoft for every accounts, which is normally 7 GB in size. Moreover storing capacity it also allows to share the storage as seen in pc. One of the most cool feature, I found is one can share their works online. Sending invitation and working on group is the cool feature I just appreciate.

This is also helpful when you do not have office installed. One can have access to web app of office package which includes, Microsoft Word, Excel workbook, Powerpoint presentation and Onenote notebook. Its simply good. I encourage every readers to have a look at Skydrive.