Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

Summary: Microsoft has released both Windows Phone and iPhone apps to access SkyDrive files in the cloud.

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Hot on the heels of the release of a new Onenote app for the iPhone, the folks in Redmond are releasing a SkyDrive app for both Windows Phone and the iPhone. The SkyDrive app makes it possible to access all files in a user's cloud-based Windows Live SkyDrive, complete with sharing capability.

It is not surprising to see the Windows Phone app for SkyDrive, since that is Microsoft's mobile platform. The simultaneous release of the iPhone app for SkyDrive demonstrates how seriously the company takes its need to be multi-platform with its products.

The apps may be available by now, or will be in a few hours according to information we have been given. Take a look at the video below that demonstrates the features of the SkyDrive app for the iPhone.

Get SkyDrive for Windows Phone

Get SkyDrive for iPhone

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Topics: Software, Collaboration, Hardware, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobility, Operating Systems, Smartphones, Windows

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  • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

    Wonder when Android will be supported ???
    mrlinux
    • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

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  • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

    Lol! No WP7 app found. Classy guys.
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

      @Cylon Centurion

      DOH!
      bobiroc
    • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

      @Cylon Centurion <br>Actually it is, of course that got little bit delayed to show up in the Marketplace because iOS AppStore and Windows Phone Marketplace work differently and show links at different schedules, <a href="http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/ad543082-80ec-45bb-aa02-ffe7f4182ba8" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/apps/ad543082-80ec-45bb-aa02-ffe7f4182ba8</a>. I know this because I released apps for both the platforms.
      Ram U
  • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

    Just tried this on my iPad. Good implementation, although an iPad specific app would be nice so that the screen size is fully utilized. Also, would be nice to allow opening the file in Safari for editing with Office Web Apps instead of read-only (I can already edit in Safari, just not through the app). Nice to see Microsoft providing its flagship products across a range of platforms. Will check out the Windows Phone version next on my HTC Trophy.
    zdnetreader123
  • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

    Cool!!

    I just downloaded it. Now only if you could play PowerPoint Presentations in the App then it would be Awesome. I think the students and other users of my Live@Edu system will like this. I think I shall send out an advertisement email to them now.
    bobiroc
    • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

      @bobiroc

      You can always play PowerPoint Presentations in Keynote. I have never found a PP presentation that failed to convert correctly and be played in Keynote on my iPad.
      kenosha77a
  • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

    Nice but it would be better if I could upload several pic's at once from the iPhone instead of one at a time
    hsl78fx35
  • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

    I am a Windonws phone user and can say a microsoft fanboy. Why do they release this to the iphone when skydrive is supposed to be one of the advantages of Windows phone? Can someone with more business acumen than myself pls explain this to me? Do they make any money, will they switch to windows phone? It's like Apple release a Siri application for WP7.
    panoslondon1
    • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

      @panoslondon1 <br>Well I agree with your sentiment, I see multiple things with this strategy, but the major ones are:
      1. slow down the speed of android, they could achieve this by release interesting enterprise and consumer apps to next leader in the market. Microsoft had worked with Nokia for Symbian and RIM for Blackberry and supported their flagship products on those platforms too in addition to their own Windows Mobile.

      2. Microsoft is a software company and want their presence on majority of the leading platforms. On desktop they are supporting Mac in addition to Windows.

      3. Microsoft and Apple have an agreement which Steve Jobs and Bill Gates got into, release Office for Mac. I see that they are honoring iOS also as part of this.

      4. Extend the domain of XBox beyond Microsoft platforms so they are reachable to more audience and can bring more customers to XBox/Kinect and revenue generating XBL.

      5. Microsoft has a history of developing products for Apple platforms and that dates back to 70s or early 80s, I don't exactly remember the date. It is beyond my knowledge because my experience with computing is not that old.
      Ram U
    • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

      @panoslondon1 Not really like Siri at all. A bit like Apple releasing iCloud as an App for Windows, oh, wait...

      Many Windows users also have iPhones and Live accounts, so it makes sense to enable them to use Skydrive and keep them away from iCloud.

      The same goes for OneNote, why an iPhone / iPad version? Because a lot of corporates have OneNote in use and a lot of execs have iPhones or iPads, so it enables them to work on OneNote whilst on the move, instead of switching to Evernote (or similar) for the iPad and Windows and possibly get rid of their Sharepoint in the process.

      Microsoft are a software company and they sell a lot of server and office productivity software. There are alternatives, which are cross platform. In the corporate world, MS have lost ground on the mobile front, so they need to lock-in as many users as they can to their ecosystem and providing SkyDrive, OneNote etc. tempts people to stick with the MS offerings, even on other OS platforms.
      wright_is
  • RE: Microsoft SkyDrive app released for Windows Phone and iPhone

    Has anyone had any luck EDITING / Saving updated version of any type of SkyDrive file using their iPhone with this app? I'd like to download this to my iPhone but the the whole point, for me, would be USELESS if I can't edit / save file like I can do in Google Docs just using my mobile safari browser. (don't need an app for that...!)
    Crashin Chris
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