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Microsoft launches SkyDrive online storage

updated 09:15 am EDT, Fri August 10, 2007

Microsoft SkyDrive

Microsoft today rolled out its new Windows Live SkyDrive service, a major reworking of the company's Live Folders online storage. The revamped site is likened to an Internet hard drive and is meant to remove the complexity associated with these services in the past; users can drag and drop as much as 500MB of files to a SkyDrive web page as though it were part of their own system, Microsoft says. Images now also display thumbnails that eliminate the guesswork in downloads, and any user has access to a list of recently visited public SkyDrives.

The service continues to offer fine-tuned control over online folders and offers both locked-down, private folders as well as public areas that can be shared to varying numbers of users and with the choice of read-only access. SkyDrive is officially in a beta state but is free to use and works with almost any modern operating system and browser, including Mac OS X systems using Safari.



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  1. PaperNotes

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    Wrong

    It does not work with Safari

  1. FastAMX79

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    testudo!

    Glad to see the troll is out of his cage today!

  1. bloggerblog

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    sneaky

    MS will be snooping through your files, don't care what the 'agreement' says. If you're gonna put anything on their SkyDrive make sure it's nothing too private or personal.

  1. chas_m

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    Microsoft Innovates!

    Look, they've invented the iDisk!

    Sure, Apple's had this for what, five years now? Better late than never!

  1. ebeyer

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    Once again,

    This is *Mac*-NN, yes? What's with all the Microsoft news?

  1. sam-2007

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    GDrive is no comparison w

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    DriveHQ offers basic service for free. So why the wait? Sign up at: http://www.drivehq.com/?refID=2925384

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