Skydrive news

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by texascbx, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran

    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    They just came out with a desktop client. That's the good news.

    They are lowering the storage to 7Gb though. If you already have Skydrive, there is a link at the top

    that says it's changing and click it to claim and keep your 25Gb of storage for free or else you will lose it. Limited time too.

    New and Improved SkyDrive Is a Threat to Dropbox | PCWorld Business Center
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Thanks for the headsup on the reduced storage. I have two IDs and I have upgraded for both. You can never have too much. I'll be interested to see how this compares to Dropbox, only thing though is that so many apps already have Dropbox integration for data storage (eg I use Chronicle to keep tabs on my bills/budget, especially now its so restricted), so unless they also come to the party with Skydrive, can't see it competing on quite the same level.
  3. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Thanks for posting this. I've logged into my account but I don't see any notice of an update where I can click. That said, I had planned to use a few accounts for storage but with the reduced free storage it would end up being too many accounts so I'll probably go with Amazon or Google instead.
  4. texascbx

    texascbx SC Veteran

    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    I also read if you have more than 4Gb stored there, you are auto upgraded to 25Gb for free.

    I guess MS is getting ready for the imminent release of the fabled Google drive which is going to have 5Gb free.

    I also read if you make a live account right now, instead of a hotmail account, for instance,, the link to upgrade to 25Gb free from now on is there on Skydrive. If you make a new hotmail account, it is not. No telling how long that will last though.