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Windows 8 Backup Tool – File History

My laptop is my lifeblood as a consultant. SkyDrive, Google Drive, etc. are good locations for cloud, offsite backups for documents.

However, time is money. To have reliable backups of laptop, software system setting to restore in a timely fashion is a must so I do not have to take the extra time of installing software.

The previous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems always had a native tool set labeled, “Backup.” To align with all the new changes in Windows 8 and everything now being named, “an App.” ┬áIt cannot be found without an internet search.

I was happy to find on the Windows 8 help website the app is called, “File History.”

Here is a link to the video and information for configuration.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/how-use-file-history

WinMerge

WinMerge

WinMerge is a great, open source tool that can run on the Windows platform.

How does this help you with SharePoint Administration?  An example is to compare web.config files.

The tool can highlight what line or lines of code are different between the files in comparison. 

There are any other uses.  Please visit the website www.winmerge.org for more information and free download.

Tony Maddin