It's no secret that the Windows Phone Mango update is slated to bring some much needed/wanted improvements to Microsoft's SkyDrive. It really made no sense to have cloud storage that wasn't openly accessible from your Windows Phone and fortunately, with Mango, that's about to change.
With the Mango update you will be able to:
- Share photos stored on SkyDrive by way of email, text messages, IM
- Share videos on SkyDrive
- Browse and search documents stored on SkyDrive
Still no word on a SkyDrive App or having the ability to stream music files from your SkyDrive, but the new features that will come with Mango will definitely give more functionality to SkyDrive. It will be nice to have greater access to the free 25GB of storage Microsoft has to offer.
Ease on past the break to catch a video demo on the new SkyDrive features as it relates to the Office Hub.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
The new features are really nice. Although the 'web sized' photos are kind of annoying. Videos uploads are a welcome feature, hope they don't get downsized like pictures.As for office, I hope there are changable defaults with them. I know with OneNote, it creates a new folder "my documents" on skydrive. You can manually change the defaults to save else where, so it would be nice to have that functionality with the other office apps so you don't have to manually search.Also, if google can stream music using a simple cloud drive feature, without signing music labels, it would be nice to see microsoft add the same funtionality to skydrive. Labels may not like that though...
I pay 50$ a year for unlimited storage via LiveDrive. When I had an iPhone that was great because they made a great application to access music, video, etc that I stored on this cloud storage. LiveDrive has been slow to move on making such a client for WP7. If Microsoft offers paid services AND offers an application, Mobile Office and better integration then this will be great for my use. I can imagine the same would be true for anyone else that uses cloud based services for archive/backup and "Access Anywhere" needs.
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