Microsoft's free cloud storage solution was recently updated (opens in new tab) with a UI refresh and a number of improvements and features included. We've now discovered that clients for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS, OS X and Android are currently in development. We've heard from readers that a more feature-rich SkyDrive solution is greatly desired so this is welcoming news for many. Even Molly Wood pointed this out in her Windows Phone Challenge verdict.
As well as a Windows Phone app, LiveSide has reportedly learnt of greater plans Microsoft has for SkyDrive, one feature being device integration. According to the report SkyDrive will allow users to access and view files synchronised from each device via a single interface at skydrive.live.com (opens in new tab). Devices added to Windows Live will be displayed under a section titled "Devices" in the SkyDrive navigation (below "Groups"), enabling a single location for access to all the files stored on the cloud.
What's unclear still is whether devices added to Windows Live will be able to use the free 25GB of storage offered in SkyDrive, or if they will be stuck with the 5GB "SkyDrive synced storage" for Windows Live Mesh. All in all, good news all around.
Via: LiveSide (opens in new tab)
Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
I really, really like the new SkyDrive functionality as far as adding devices. That will be very convenient and I hope can avoid conencting to a PC and using Zune.
I've always said Live Mesh and Sky Drive should be intergrated anyway. Give people a viable alternative to dropbox.
I am looking forward to this with great anticipation. I hope that I can get pictures sent to me by others to my skydrive account. Right now t seems that only pictures I take can get there!
Who gives a rats arse what molly woods think. She doesnt know anything about our platform....
SkyDive? SkyDive.Live? SkyDive.Live.com? Ooooooooohhhhh .... you meant skyDRIVE.Live.com. Oh, and Molly Wood can byte me. Clearly THE most biased piece of drivel I've read in a long time.
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