Google fans and tech enthusiasts will be pleased to find out that Google has officially released yesterday a competitor to Microsoft’s SkyDrive and to Apple’s iCloud storage solutions, the Google Drive. With the new service from Google, Google Drive, you can now store your files in the cloud, share them with your friends or even edit documents stored there.
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.
The new SkyDrive, which will be a built in Windows 8 cloud service, has been extensively described on the official blog of Microsoft. They claim that by implementing the SkyDrive service within Windows 8, it may accelerate the adoption of cloud computing by those who are less tech-savvy.
Microsoft continues its advertising campaign around the future Windows 8 and services that are going to come with it. Having fully explained the ins and outs of the Windows on ARM processor, the Redmond giant mentioned some details of what will be its storage and synchronization service in the cloud, the… Continue to SkyDrive Will Be A Built-In Windows 8 Cloud Service
In terms of cloud storage, Microsoft is one step ahead with its SkyDrive cloud solution, that lets you store files or documents on a virtual drive. The amount of storage space that Microsoft has to offer is a quite a lot, when compared with other competitors like Dropbox.
One of the main drawbacks of SkyDrive cloud storage is the fact that it does not have a dedicated desktop client, to allow you for a better file management. Microsoft does not have a desktop client for SkyDrive for Windows or Mac OS but it does support mobile platforms to its… Continue to SkyDrive Desktop Client Spotted In Brazil
Microsoft is known to approach the most interesting IT trends and they have done so with the cloud storage service. Their initiative is called SkyDrive and it offers up to 25GB of free online storage space, with the possibility to upload files with 100MB in size. The best part about SkyDrive is the fact that it has almost a perfect integration with other Microsoft products like Office 2010 or Windows Live Hotmail.
SkyDrive is integrated natively into Windows Phone 7 through hub Office, Photos and Camera application. You can open, edit and synchronize your Office documents stored on SkyDrive, you can create new Office documents on your SkyDrive account, you can view your photos and videos stored on SkyDrive and then you automatically upload all the photos and videos taken with the camera to your Windows Phone.