Technology Development Projects

Cloud Storage Intellectual Property Licensing System

This invention concept pertains to a requirement that would be imposed on cloud storage providers to require them to verify ownership of intellectual property that is contained on their storage systems for ensuring that there is no IP theft occurring, such as people sharing music and movies via OneDrive or Google Drive. The system would require that you provide a license for all media that you have on the cloud storage system, and the artists and owners of that media would then be able to verify that you own that intellectual property usage right – or otherwise the artist or owner of the IP could levy fines or have the content automatically deleted from the cloud storage system. There would be a need for a centralized system that would verify the ownership of IP rights, and people who have purchased Music CDs, or Movies, or software, or other types of IP could register for their right to keep such IP on their cloud storage, however the storage media would also limit how that content can be shared throughout the system. It would, for an example, charge anyone that downloads IP from your cloud storage as a license is necessary to use that IP.

 

File History Feature – Improvements to Cloud Storage Models such as OneDrive and Google Drive

This improvement concept pertains to adding a file history feature, that would save copies of all files that have been modified, including meta data relating to what was modified in the file(s) and when. The reason why we came up with this idea, is that cloud storage is not perfectly protected from accidental file deletion, or malware / viruses that are designed to delete and/or encrypt all files, that would then be automatically uploaded to OneDrive or Google Drive if the encrypted or modified files are stored in the applications’ folders, i.e. /User/OneDrive/

This feature would also help to allow version control on backups, as such that OneDrive or Google Drive could be used for repositories that keep version data. The amount of storage that would be required for such a system would be astronomical when compared to the standard usage patterns that are now being used. It could require several more terabytes per terabyte of data stored, to store the changes and file histories.

There could be the exclude function, which would allow individual files and folders to be selectively backed up without having their versions saved, such as for saving space on the remote servers.

There could also be incorporation of virus protection with OneDrive, so that infected files are not allowed to over-write good files, and protection from operations that attempt to purge files all at once, or even sequentially over a longer period.

OneDrive Should Synchronize Settings in Internet Browsers and Other Programs

There should be a way that OneDrive could synchronize settings in Internet Browsers, so that when a customer buys a new computer, all of their settings, and history, and bookmarks, are automatically imported to the new computer. The functionality would also be useful for people that use multiple computers for different purposes, but want to synchronize their Internet histories and settings in-between the multiple computers and backup the settings and history online through OneDrive. It would work in a way that the history, such as from Internet Explorer, would synchronize in-between multiple computers, as the files that pertain to the history would merge into a common shared folder that each computer uses. The settings would be a more complicated endeavor, which would require more work from Microsoft to implement a solution that allows multiple computers to share settings for different programs, such as Internet Explorer and Edge website browsers. The solution would basically make a folder for settings, that applications would begin to use, and it would be in the Users directory under the user profile that uses those settings. The settings would be synchronized by OneDrive, or by Windows, so that when using the same program on another computer that uses the same OneDrive or Windows (Microsoft) Account, the settings would be synchronized in-between the multiple computers.

 

Also See Improvements to Microsoft OneDrive

Also See Microsoft OneDrive Tutorial

Also See Cloud Computing – OneDrive, Google Drive, or Other Cloud Drive Services as Backup Services

Also See OneDrive – Continue Uploads, Download of Files That Have Changed Name

Also See OneDrive - Compartments of Cloud Technologies

Also See Improvement to Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive Software, and Microsoft Outlook

Also See OneDrive Should Synchronize Settings in Internet Browsers and Other Programs

Also See Microsoft Software Improvements

Improvement to Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive Software, and Microsoft Outlook

This option could also apply to the OneDrive Cloud center, where you can view all of your files online. Perhaps something has been uploaded, and you want to specify that a certain file or folder that is queued for download on one of your computers should be prioritized over all others. Not to mention it would be great if you could see what the synchronization is doing on various computers that are connected to the same OneDrive account online. It’s kind of like the look at the files on the computer, but more streamlined into you being able to control synchronization – especially with the ability to prioritize certain files or folders over others.

There should also be a way to synchronize only changes to certain files, such as Microsoft Outlook Data Files. What we’ve noticed is that they take a long time to synchronize between the computers, and there’s really no work-around unless you chose to not synchronize those specific Microsoft Outlook files on other computers – but would if you want to be able to use the same Microsoft Outlook data file on multiple computers? We should be able to do this – and there are reasons of why you would need to do this, perhaps you’re a CEO of a company, and you have multiple computers for multiple purposes, but you’d like to be able to get all of your e-mail settings and calendar at home – and synchronizing with your smart phone just isn’t enough control. You need to be able to access Microsoft Outlook data files anywhere in the world, and not necessarily need to be in the same physical location as the server that hosts them. It would be like Microsoft Exchange, except it would be the Desktop version of Exchange, that would allow a small number of people to share the same Microsoft Outlook data file set – and they can even read and write to the files at the same time on multiple computers. It would essentially be a database built around Microsoft Outlook, so instead of a flat file, you would use SQL Server to host all of your data in the cloud, and then you would connect Microsoft Outlook to that cloud service so you can access all of your data through streaming services anywhere in the world, and you wouldn’t need to download the entire file in order to do it.

 

Also See Improvements to Microsoft OneDrive

Also See Microsoft OneDrive Tutorial

Also See Cloud Computing – OneDrive, Google Drive, or Other Cloud Drive Services as Backup Services

Also See OneDrive – Continue Uploads, Download of Files That Have Changed Name

Also See OneDrive - Compartments of Cloud Technologies

Also See Improvement to Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive Software, and Microsoft Outlook

Also See OneDrive Should Synchronize Settings in Internet Browsers and Other Programs

Also See Microsoft Software Improvements

Improvements to Microsoft Outlook

We think that one important feature that could be added to Microsoft Outlook is the integration of the software with a social media manager. This would allow Outlook to import information for specific contacts, like Plaxo does, but the Outlook instance could also import and save photographs of its contacts as well as update contact information. The social media manager would also allow a user of Microsoft Outlook to send and receive social media messages through a portal that can be customized. It would need to require that the user have a subscription for their social media account(s) and/or require that advertisements are displayed. Another improvement to Microsoft Outlook would be its integration with VoIP services such as Skype, and allow the user to send and receive text messages from within Outlook. The software could also allow the user to save and backup all information from their telephone, such as contacts, recorded calls, and voice mail messages, and view / listen to them from within Outlook. There could also be a family tree within Microsoft Outlook that integrates into family tree / ancestry subscriptions, so that the user can find relatives that are related to them through the family. The software could also allow other types of messaging from within Outlook, such as integration with LinkedIn. The integration with LinkedIn could use the same family tree type of look, except for organizations, or for people that are related to the user in some way, and the user can specify the organizational structures relating to how those persons are related to specific organizations, or how they met.


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