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Microsoft launches SkyDrive

adds storage

     

bill

2:40 am on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Windows Live SkyDrive [skydrive.live.com] is out of beta and they have added a bit of storage to the service, now 5GB.


Store files for yourself
Using multiple computers? No problem. Store and access your personal files from anywhere online.

Share files with friends
Sharing with friends, co-workers, or family is easy when you all add and update files in a shared folder.

Share files with the world
Some ideas are too good to keep to yourself. Share them in a public folder that only you can update.

Microsoft has beaten Google to the punch with this free online storage service. It will be see what Google's offering has.

davec

12:39 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Good stuff, I always have worries about security when storing stuff online, but for anything that you aren't worried about, might be useful.

scraptoft

12:42 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Share files with the world
Some ideas are too good to keep to yourself. Share them in a public folder that only you can update.

Could cause some security risks. But I suppose this isn't the first platform to offer file sharing.

jpman

12:51 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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engine

12:52 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Working fine for me. Neat facility, thanks, and it's free.

ByronM

12:55 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Excellent. Now i have a secondary home for my digital photos!

kapow

5:50 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If you choose to delete something is it really deleted?

Hobbs

6:06 pm on Feb 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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SkyDrive to store my files?
And someone actually got paid to choose this name.

bill

1:11 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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And someone actually got paid to choose this name.

Sure. It's part of their cloud computing initiative. ;)

briggidere

1:23 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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this is cool.

skipfactor

1:52 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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>>Microsoft has beaten Google to the punch with this free online storage service.

First thing I thought. After the gmail plugin thing for file storage I thought Google would have introduced it ages ago. Way to go MS for beating G to the punch. Of course, it never would have been "free" from MS w/o the mega-storage Gmail/search wars. Reminds me of Site Explorer and Google's return volley of a more useful Webmaster Tools. Damn there are breathing ppl(& webmasters!) paying attention at Y!/MS.

dakuma

5:22 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Wow, very useful, file size limit of 50mb/file but very nice to be able to setup folder/sub folders. Can't wait to see the Google response :)

Namaste

11:13 am on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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are the serious they want users to upload file by file !

civgroup

4:38 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I hope this doesn't mean they'll stop their FolderShare service - I'm hooked on that.

bill

1:25 am on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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FolderShare service

FolderShare [foldershare.com] is a very different service. That synchronizes folders containing up to 10K files each on multiple PCs. The SkyDrive capacity is nowhere near the level it would need to threaten FolderShare anytime soon.