SkyDrive for Windows 8 and Windows RT gets updated with live tiles

SkyDrive for Windows 8 and Windows RT got an update today that adds live tile support. Now when you upload a file to SkyDrive, your start screen icon will display the latest information on your most recent uploads. The new live tile will display titles and upload times of new documents and thumbnail previews of newly-added photos. In my case, an album I uploaded showed the cover art on the live tile.

There's nothing ground-breaking here, but it's a really nice touch. It makes SkyDrive look more dynamic and gives you a snapshot of your cloud storage life. Heck, if you're going to have a tile, why not make it more useful than just launching an app?

The update started rolling out today and will continue to make its way out into the ether.

Source: Microsoft; Thanks for the tip, Laura!

Seth Brodeur