Microsoft is starting to push updates to the recently introduced preview versions of its local SkyDrive cloud-storage apps for Windows and Macs.
In a blog post on May 30, company officials said the coming updates will "appear automatically" in the next week or so on PCs and Macs of those who've downloaded the apps.
Among the fixes and updates:
The build number for the latest SkyDrive apps is 16.4.4111.0525, but those running older builds (if the last four numbers are lower than 0525) don't need to do anything -- other than make sure SkyDrive is running -- to get these updates delivered to their machines, Torres said.
Microsoft made available for download on April 23 a preview version of SkyDrive for Windows, a local version of its SkyDrive client. This is the first step Microsoft is taking toward integrating SkyDrive with Live Mesh, the company’s synchronization service that’s similar to DropBox. The preview is available for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Microsoft made the preview version of SkyDrive for Mac OS X Lion available on April 23, as well.
The SkyDrive clients for all supported platforms are available on Microsoft's SkyDrive apps site.