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Microsoft account security beefed up

[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.

December 9, 2013

Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive: which one is right for you?

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.

April 30, 2012

SkyDrive for Windows

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).

April 28, 2012

Microsoft fleshes out SkyDrive cloud storage system

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.

April 24, 2012 by

What's new in the Windows 8 beta

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.

February 29, 2012

Microsoft brings SkyDrive to iOS and Windows Phone

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.

December 13, 2011 by

Microsoft upgrades Office 365 and SkyDrive

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.

November 30, 2011 by

Why I switched from Dropbox to Windows Live Mesh

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.

July 4, 2011

7 cloud services compared: How much control do you give up?

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.

July 3, 2011

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