A couple of hours ago we informed you about the SkyDrive client officially being released by Microsoft for several platforms, including Mac OS X Lion. With SkyDrive, you no longer have to worry about syncing your files to a thumb drive before leaving home as you can save them right from the start on your online storage drive, accessible from anywhere anytime.
Mind though that you have to pay extra for additional storage space as SkyDrive comes by default with only 7GB of space, with up to 2GB in size per each file uploaded. For those of you who are not satisfied by the default storage capacity of SkyDrive, Microsoft offers paid upgrades starting from 10USD per year for +20GB up to 50USD for the extra 100GB of storage in the cloud.
Even if Microsoft’s analysts estimated that the FREE 7GB will be enough for 99.4% of SkyDrive users, they are offering a free upgrade of 25GB of additional storage space for a limited period of time to all SkyDrive users.
This small gift from Microsoft of 25GB is actually a promo to determine users to download the recently released SkyDrive client, but in the end it’s a nice 10USD giveaway for using the service.
How to upgrade SkyDrive storage space to 25GB?
If you have not downloaded and installed the SkyDrive client yet, you can use the following link to test the Microsoft cloud storage service.
As soon as you install SkyDrive, you should run the application and then select the Manage Storage option using the pop-up menu from its system tray icon. Doing this will open the SkyDrive home page in Internet Explorer so that you can log-in to your SkyDrive account.
In order to upgrade SkyDrive storage space to 25GB, all you have to do is to enter your Windows Live account credentials and then click on the Free Upgrade button from the storage plans section.
Like I said, for a limited period of time Microsoft will offer this free upgrade to all SkyDrive users without any additional cost.