Microsoft is giving Windows Live/Microsoft account users free cloud storage. Today Microsoft released the SkyDrive for Windows app alongside some changes of SkyDrive.
First: Finally there is an official SkyDrive app for Windows desktop.
You can download it here. The app lets you manage your SkyDrive from your PC. After installing the app, the whole content will be downloaded to your PC, so you can keep your SkyDrive always synced. The SkyDrive folder integrates natively into the Windows Explorer, and supports drag&drop of files.
Second: Fetch you file through SkyDrive.com
As I reported in an earlier post, Microsoft gives us the ability to access our files from a remote PC. Only thing is that the target PC has to be on. I will test this feature in the coming days and will give you a tutorial on how to use it.
Third: SkyDrive storage updates
Every SkyDrive user gets 7GB for free from now on. You can purchase additional storage space:
- SkyDrive +20 GB, 8 Euro/year
- SkyDrive +50 GB, 19 Euro/year
- SkyDrive +100 GB, 37 Euro/year
But that´s not all. Click here to secure your 25 GB storage. All users that have been using SkyDrive before April 22nd can opt in to keep their 25 GB of free storage.
Fourth: SkyDrive for Windows Phone/other devices
Yesterday I posted about an update to version 2.0 of SkyDrive at 1800PocketPC.com. Microsoft applied this update also to their iOS and their OS X Lion version. You can download the apps at the source below.
Microsoft also posted a comparison of all services:
source: Building Windows 8 Blog