Microsoft is continuing to move more of its cloud services onto Windows Azure. The latest in the queue: Skype and SkyDrive.
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[Correction] A log of recent account activity, an account recovery code and better control of notifications to be added in coming days. Microsoft accounts are used in Windows 8, Outlook.com and Skydrive.
SkyDrive Pro for businesses can now be installed on Windows running older versions of Office after Microsoft released it as a standalone client.
Microsoft made available for download minor updates for its Skype application for Windows Phone 8, the Windows desktop and its SkyDrive storage cloud service.
Have you become used to syncing and opening files on SkyDrive? I'm regularly surprised by how much of that doesn't work (yet) on Windows RT.
Microsoft has rolled out some new firmware updates for Windows RT, as well as some incremental updates to its SkyDrive cloud storage service.
Microsoft is adding support for a new Windows 8 'fetch' feature, due to be part of the upcoming Release Preview, to its SkyDrive cloud-storage app.
If you're a Windows user looking for free online storage, three services stand out from the rest. Although Dropbox, SkyDrive, and Google Drive are superficially similar, there are some big differences. Here's what to look for.
Just before Google finally released Google Drive cloud storage and sync (see our First Take here), Microsoft made some improvements to its own cloud sync and storage service, SkyDrive, including releasing preview Windows and Mac versions of the SkyDrive app that's already available for Windows Phone and iPhone. (There isn't an official SkyDrive app for Android, but Microsoft has endorsed some of the free Android apps like Browser, Portfolio and Cloud Explorer).
Microsoft has released a series of SkyDrive cloud storage apps, taking aim at entrenched rivals such as Dropbox, as well as soon-to-be competitor Google.Having already shown off the future SkyDrive app for Windows 8, on Monday Microsoft released preview clients for existing Windows Vista and 7 users, as well as for Mac OS X users.
Microsoft has announced the rumored paid storage tiers for SkyDrive, its cloud storage service, and has rolled out previews of new SkyDrive apps for Windows and Mac OS X Lion.
The beta of Windows 8, which Microsoft released today, brings several new features including more Metro apps, the Windows Store, Internet Explorer 10 platform preview 5, the integration of SkyDrive cloud services and many smaller tweaks.
Microsoft has taken the wraps off its plan for how SkyDrive will work in Windows 8: it will become a single drive that enables access to files across all apps and devices.
Microsoft is working to turn SkyDrive into a true cloud storage service with a new Windows 8 SkyDrive app and integration.
Microsoft has released SkyDrive apps for the Windows Phone Mango and the Apple iOS platforms that allows users to access, share or remove files stored in SkyDrive folders.The Windows Phone and iOS apps allow SkyDrive users to browse all files and folders regardless of file type.
Microsoft has released both Windows Phone and iPhone apps to access SkyDrive files in the cloud.
Microsoft has given its Office 365 cloud productivity suite its first major revamp, adding support for the 'Mango' flavour of Windows Phone and giving Mac users Lync capabilities.Upgrades to Office 365 and SkyDrive came out on Tuesday, along with news that Office 365 is also now available in 22 more countries, including Argentina, South Africa, Indonesia and Taiwan.
Over the weekend, I deleted my Dropbox account and moved all my synchronization tasks to Windows Live Mesh and its companion service, SkyDrive. Why the change? Because security matters, especially in the cloud.
Just what rights do you grant (and give up) when you upload files to a cloud-based service? In this post, I look at the TOS for Amazon Web Services, Apple’s MobileMe, Box.net, Dropbox, Google, Microsoft Windows Live (including SkyDrive), and SugarSync.
As officials have been hinting in recent weeks, Microsoft has relaunched and updated its Windows Live SkyDrive cloud storage service.
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