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Microsoft revamps SkyDrive

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jun 2011 18:35 User comments (1)

Microsoft revamps SkyDrive Microsoft has updated its SkyDrive cloud service this week, adding an HTML5 design alongside new features.
Anyone with a Hotmail/Live account can sign up for a free SkyDrive account, which has 25GB free storage space and allows users to collaborate on Office docs, or just share content like music and pictures.

Says SkyDrive's program manager (via Lint):

Starting today, we are launching a new version of the SkyDrive website. We took advantage of modern browsers and HTML5 to make SkyDrive faster, easier to navigate, and more beautiful for viewing photos. The new SkyDrive will be rolling out soon, so check back if you dont see it right away.

SkyDrive's photo sharing will also be improved, and better integrated into Windows Phone 7 when the Mango update hits.

Continues the manager:

Regardless of what screen you have, how big your browser window is, or how many photos you have, SkyDrive always arranges your photos in a clean layout that preserves the original aspect ratio

If you are using Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 9, the company adds that you can pin the Drive to the taskbar for quick use.

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1 user comment

121.6.2011 20:29

As long as this stuff is limited to only MS phones and not available on android then it will be niche.
I really liked Live Mesh and some of the other Live stuff, but it doesn't come close to the Google stuff.
Skydrive would be great if I could use it like dropbox on my Android phone.

Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

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