SkyDrive for Windows – Easy cloud management

Want file storage on the web?  Need an easy to use provider that gives you plenty of storage for your files?   Microsoft’s SkyDrive gives you 7gb of storage along with Office in the cloud.  (Users who signed up earlier received 25gb) Now with more features than ever, SkyDrive offers apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android and your Windows computer.

Skydrive’s menu is easy to use and you can share your files with anyone in the world.  With the app on your phone and the program on your computer, it allows you to access and synchronize these devices instantly.

Microsoft focused on ease of use and they got it right.   Anyone not using SkyDrive is missing out.   The menu organizes your files, recent documents, shared files and folders and organizes your PCs and devices that have the app on it.

Are you getting this yet? Here’s an example.  Simply take pictures on your phone, drag it to your SkyDrive and any computer with the app has the file instantly.

The amazing part now is SkyDrive offers collaboration and live chat integrated with Facebook.

Pics and documents rotate to give you a preview of what is in your folders. The easy menu at the top of the page offer a smooth, fast and well managed interface.   The interface glides and the user experience is really nice.

Installation of SkyDrive –

Installation of SkyDrive

Signing in and using SkyDrive is easy.  Once you sign in, you can Copy,Cut,Paste,Rename or your files or simply use the drive just like you would Windows Explorer.

Moving a file is easy, just drag it or copy/cut and paste it.

Features according to Microsoft’s Blog –

  • SkyDrive for the Windows desktop (preview available now). View and manage your personal SkyDrive directly from Windows Explorer on Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista with this new preview app available in 106 languages worldwide.
  • Fetching files through Easily access, browse, and stream files from a remote PC running the preview app to just about anywhere by simply fetching them via
  • SkyDrive storage updates. A new, more flexible approach to personal cloud storage that allows power users to get additional paid storage as their needs grow.
  • SkyDrive for other devices. We’ve updated the SkyDrive apps on Windows Phone and iOS devices, bringing better management features and sharing options to those devices. We’re also releasing a new preview client for Mac OS X Lion, letting you manage your SkyDrive right from the Finder.

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