Printed from

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.

By Electronista Staff
Post tools:




  1. PaperNotes

    Mac Elite

    Joined: Jan 2006



    It does not work with Safari

  1. FastAMX79

    Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 2000



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

  1. bloggerblog

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Aug 2007



    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



    Microsoft Innovates!

    Look, they've invented the iDisk!

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

  1. ebeyer

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2004


    Once again,

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

  1. sam-2007

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Aug 2007


    GDrive is no comparison w

    I have been an enthusiastic DriveHQ user for almost 2 years. Their service is great!

    All GDrive features are long available and better on Visit and watch the demo.

    # Backup. DriveHQ Online Backup works great. It has a lot of high-end features, much better than GDrive, including versioning, scheduled backup, encrypted storage, compressed upload, incremental backup and resuming, etc.

    # Sync. DriveHQ FileManager can sync multiple PCs, multiple user accounts.

    # VPN-less access. You can access your data from anywhere using a web browser, any FTP client, or DriveHQ Client software, or SMTP/POP3 email with Outlook!

    # Collaborate. DriveHQ Group Account service is a true enterprise class collaboration platform. You can easily share folders to different people with different access rights. DriveHQ Group Account owner / admin can create/manage/delete sub-accounts.

    # Disconnected access. On the plane? VPN broken? All your files are still accessible as DriveHQ FileManager can cache the data for offline access! DriveHQ even offers SMTP/POP3 emails for offline Outlook access with unlimited email storage!

    DriveHQ offers basic service for free. So why the wait? Sign up at:

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's l ...



Most Commented


Popular News