Infographic: Cloud Computing Growth

We all know the saying “you’ve got your head in the clouds.” Well, maybe that’s not such a bad place to be…

According to AwesomeCloud, the total cloud computing industry is expected to reach $150 billion in 2014. With new technology allowing us to access the cloud wherever we go, it makes sense that 60% of server workload is expected to be virtualized by 2014.

Today, Cubby and join.me work together to extend the collaboration benefits of each product and offer a simple, secure way to store your meeting recordings –and this is just the beginning.

How else has the cloud grown? Check out this infographic by AwesomeCloud to learn more:

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Image Credit: Cloudtweaks.com

         

Present Your Cubby Files from Your iPad Using join.me

Did you know you can share your Cubby files from your iPad using join.me? With join.me and an iPad you will never have to sprint back to the office for that last minute online meeting again. These step by step directions will get you presenting your Cubby files in no time.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Make sure you have the Cubby and join.me apps installed on your iPad.
  2. Open your Cubby and select that game changing presentation that has to be shared with the world before it burns a hole in your iPad.
  3. Tap on the file to view the presentation within the preview pane and select the “open-in” icon in the upper right hand corner (the box with the arrow).
  4. Select “open in join.me” option from the list.

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The join.me app will open and you’ll need to log in with your join.me Pro credentials. Once logged in, choose to start the meeting with your personal link or one-time code.

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5.  Click the start meeting button to begin sharing.

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You are now hosting a meeting from your iPad and sharing that game changing presentation that was saved in your Cubby.

Want to try it for yourself? If you’re a join.me Pro user test it out today! If you’re using the join.me free version, set up a free Pro trial here: http://ow.ly/oYSrp

For more information, visit our knowledge base at help.join.me

         

New feature: record your join.me meetings!

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After thousands of beta recordings and hundreds of feedback emails, we’re happy to share that recording is out of beta, and is available for join.me pro and trial users!

Check out the feature by launching a join.me meeting and clicking the plus (“+”) button, then clicking “Record”.  This will capture both screen and audio content.

Once your meeting has recorded, it’s stored in a “Cubby”.  join.me pro users receive 5GB of free storage via LogMeIn’s secure cloud file sync and sharing app, Cubby.  That storage space houses hundreds of hours of recordings.

You can view, download, share, or delete the recording by visiting http://join.me, then clicking “my meetings” and “recordings”.

Join.me recordings can be played directly from the join.me site, or natively in Chrome and Firefox browsers.  They can also be played in a variety of common media players, or in other browsers, through a simple plug-in.

You can see an overview of the recording feature (complete with pictures!) here.  We’ve also added a new Recording section to our Knowledge Base, covering recording, playback, and uploading to YouTube.

Have you made any recordings of your own?  Let us know how they went – we love feedback!

         

Cubby is now in the LogMeIn iOS App!

Cubby by LogMeIn is the easiest way to sync files across your devices, store them in the cloud or share them with colleagues.  With the LogMeIn App, you can now access all of your files directly from your iOS device—and we’re giving you 5 gigs Free! Just tap on the Cubby logo in the app and all the features of Cubby, including your 5 gigs of Free storage, are immediately available to you.

Cubby for iOSWith Cubby you can:
•Sync folders across all your computers
•Share your files publicly or privately
•Go back in time with unlimited versioning
•Access your files with desktop and mobile apps

Already using Cubby for your cloud storage solution? Just tap the Cubby logo to access your files and folders.

Also available in the new update are focus tracking for Windows users that automatically places the most recently opened window in the center of your screen and various bug fixes.

         

Now in Preview: Support for network-attached storage (NAS) and external hard drives, plus drag-and-drop and multi-file uploading

A few weeks ago we told you about the the new Cubby Preview Program —  a place for our early-adopters and loyal users to be the first to get the latest features and fixes before they’re officially released.

Today, we’ve loaded-up our preview version with some of the most frequently-requested features and we’re looking to get your feedback. Check out what’s being previewed (below), then go here to learn how to get started.

Support for network-attached storage (NAS) and external drives

Preview users can now create a cubby from a fixed or removable disk such as an external hard disk drive, USB stick (pen drive), Flash reader or similar. Users can also now create a cubby from content associated with network-attached storage (NAS), also known as file-servers.

Drag-and-drop upload at cubby.com

Preview users can now drag and drop multiple items from anywhere on their computer into their cubbies via cubby.com. The upload status for these items will appear at the bottom of the page, allowing users to watch the upload process in real-time.

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Multiple file/folder upload via cubby.com

In addition to drag-and-drop, preview users can now upload multiple files at the same time through cubby.com by simply selecting “Upload” and then their files. Chrome users will also be able to upload multiple folders.

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Detach account on a Windows PC

To make it easier to stop using one LogMeIn ID and switch to another, we’ve added a detach feature for Windows users. To access, open the Cubby application and go to Preferences– the next time you launch Cubby, you’ll be asked to associate it with another account.

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Sync improvements
As we do with every release, we’ve identified a few areas to improve our sync engine speed and performance.

Once you’ve decided to make the switch to Cubby Preview, make sure you drop us a note and let us know how it’s going. 

         

Your custom referral link (and more) is here

Your ideas lead to new features. That’s how Cubby works around here. We have a hard-working team monitoring, listening and talking to customers around the clock– not to mention, a talented (and fun) group of developers ready to create, design and code.

Here’s the latest update which was released magically (thank you, automatic updates) to you, your friends and colleagues on March 7, 2013:

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As requested, we’re making it easier for you to share Cubby Love. We’ve introduced a link that you can copy, paste and post to your favorite social spot. You’ll find your link in the More Space? section of cubby.com once you’re logged-in. Invite away.

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Orange cubbies = Improved tracking of syncing issues

As requested by Cubby user Scott Bilas, we’ve made it easier for you to identify sync issues. We call it the “Orange cubby” fix.

When you see an orange cubby on the desktop application, click Issues to see detailed information about what might be preventing your sync from finishing. No more guessing. We promise.

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Time stamp improvements

As requested, we’ve made improvements to how Cubby handles file time stamps. Cubby will preserve the modified date, but the creation date will be when the file first gets synced to a “new” computer.

Referral tracking improvements

We made some improvements that help ensure you’ll get +1 GB referral bonus when a friend installs Cubby on his PC or Mac.

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Lots of little fixes to make Cubby faster and even more reliable.

Note that Cubby should update automatically to the latest version, which is 1.0.0.12099.

         

Officially Out of the Box: Cubby now generally available for your biz

Well, you did it. The Cubby beta attracted more users than any other in our company’s history. Over the past week we proudly peeled-back the “beta” label off our logo. Cubby is now official.

Over the past several months, we have read every comment and considered your input greatly. You told us where the bugs were (we squashed ‘em), you told us what you love (thanks!) and you told us how we can be better (we needed that). Many of you have been with us since April. And already, we’re hearing from consumers, professionals, teams and even entire businesses all over the world that they are adopting Cubby.

The great thing about Cubby is that it’s new and there’s still time to shape its future. So, whether you have a question or idea, we welcome you to visit us at help.cubby.com. The conversation, the innovation and the excitement continues.

Enjoy the now generally available, business version of Cubby.

The Cubby Team

         

Introducing: Cubby Locks, switches, icons and more

This week’s Cubby update introduces a major security feature along with some significant UI enhancements. We think– no, we know– you’ll love this update.

This week, start taking advantage of:

Cubby Locks: Your data in Cubby is secure even without Cubby Locks. But sometimes you want an extra level of protection for your sensitive documents and files. By activating the all-new Cubby Locks feature, you’re now able to place an additional lock on any cubby, requiring your account password to use it or share it.

Once you activate Cubby Locks for your account you’ll be able to lock any of your cubbies. All you’ll need is your account password to access, modify or share it.

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When you lock a cubby, we provide a special code called a Recovery Key. Should you forget your password, you must provide the Recovery Key to regain access to your locked cubbies.

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To get started, access your Advanced Settings from cubby.com, take the tour, and click “activate.”  Once you’re activated, head back to your cubbies and choose which ones you’d like to lock. Ahh, security.

Cloud On/Off Switching:  Saving space in the cloud by enabling DirectSync™ is now easier with the addition of a new “Cloud On/Off” switch found directly within the desktop app. Switching the cloud “on” enables sharing, links and gives you access from anywhere, including your iOS and Android devices. Switching the cloud “off” allows you to then sync to another computer to save valuable cloud space.

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One-click access to Cubby content: Whether your files live in the cloud or are synced locally to your computer, you can now get them with just a click. Simply click on any of your cubbies from the app. If it’s not synced to your computer, we’ll bring you right to its location at cubby.com (sign-in if you need to). If that cubby is already synced, we’ll send you right to the file’s location on your computer. Easy, peezy.

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New iconography: We don’t advise you judge a book by its cover, but if you decide to judge a Cubby by its icon… well, that’s probably a good idea.  Now, at a glance, you can tell which folders are being shared privately, publicly, in the cloud or when you’ve reached your GB limit.

In the example below:

  • Event Planning is being shared privately
  • Expense Reports stopped syncing (no additional cloud space is available)
  • Family Vacation is not synced to the cloud
  • Schedules is a Locked Cubby
  • Weekly Brainstorms is being shared publicly

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Cubby owners:  Not the owner of a Cubby, but forget who is? Now easily ID the owner of shared Cubbies directly within the UI. Pro Tip: If you need to set your name for Cubby, simply access your Account Settings on cubby.com.

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 Whew. That was a lot to share. What do you think? We’re dying to know and would love to hear from you below or on Facebook.

         

Update: WebDav and archive control

This week we’ve unleashed another update into the wild which gives you greater accessibility of your content and more control over what you’re storing in Cubby.

The first is the introduction of WebDAV support. This means your cloud-enabled cubbies are now available via a Cubby WebDAV server so you can get to them from any WebDAV compatible device or application. Now your other favorite apps– like Pages, Keynote, Numbers and LogMeIn– can harness the power of Cubby and bring your docs right into your application. For WebDav login information visit https://webdav.cubby.com.

The second update enhances how you handle file versions. As you already know, each time a change is made to a file in your cubby, that revision is saved in the file’s archive. In this week’s update, you can now manually delete archived versions for files, folders and cubbies. The more archives you delete, the more space you get back.

WebDav users, what’s your integration plan? And version aficionados, to delete or not to delete?

         

3 Ways to Cubbify Your Stuff

With Cubby, there’s no need to change the way you work. Keep your stuff where you like your stuff because we’ve made it easy to make a Cubby from anywhere on your computer:

The good ol’ drag & drop: Drag any folder onto the Cubby application to make it a cubby. Your folder will stay where it is – it’s just a cubby now, too. Magic.

Create a cubby in Cubby: In the Cubby applictaion, click “Add folder”  on the bottom of your Cubby app (pictured) and select a folder from your computer to make it a cubby.

The right right-click: You can right-click on any folder on your desktop and choose “Make this folder a cubby.” This is available for Windows, but it’s on the list for Mac users too.

What are some other ways you’d like to make a folder into a cubby? Let us know in the comments.