updated 04:45 pm EDT, Fri August 25, 2006
Microsoft Live Drive
In addition to prior news that 32-bit versions of Windows Vista would be unable to play protected Blu-Ray or HD DVD natively, the Australian Tech.Ed 2006 conference also marked Microsoft's announcement of an online storage service as part of its recent Windows Live focus, says ZDNet. Bearing a strong similarity to Apple's iDisk included with .Mac, Microsoft's Live Drive will offer 2GB of storage accessible to any computer through a web browser or as a virtual drive in Windows Vista. Subscribers will have the option of extra storage at an additional price. Whether or not auto-synchronization or application-specific integration will also be features has not yet been revealed.