SkyDrive, which allows users to upload files to cloud storage and then access them from a Web browser, now allows the sharing of single files and not just folders, which can be delivered directly from programs such as Word or Excel. Files can also be passed around easily via social networking channels, including Facebook and LinkedIn.
Improvements to the interface and file management system include the ability to create and rename files inline and perform bulk-actions to move or download multiple files. Further support for browsers that host the HTML5 File Api, including Internet Explorer 10, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari means that users can now “drag and “drop” photos and files into the cloud at SkyDrive.com.
The photo gallery has been streamlined to improve navigation and users can now upload RAW files, as well as view PDFs directly on the website. Microsoft says the service has also been optimised to speed up navigation around the site and has improved signing-in speeds by 50 per cent.
The SkyDrive service, which launched in 2007, currently allows 25GB of personal storage and also features Hotmail and Bing integration. For further information, check out SkyDrive.com