Microsoft Revamps SkyDrive Website

The SkyDrive team has been busy this year… first they gave us an incredible wave of updates and just this week, SkyDrive engineers launched an Android app.

But Microsoft stayed true to its web roots with this new update to the SkyDrive website. The new SkyDrive.com sports a classy, Metro look and some serious features we always wanted…

Multi-File Drag and Drop

imageIt’s now very easy to organize files into folders. Simply drag and drop files into folders.

You can also check to select multiple files inside a folder.

Instant Search

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Search has been greatly improved. Instant Search allows you to search for names of files  but also keywords in those files.

For instance, the Comparing Scholarships Table  does not contain the keyword “college” in the title, but does contain “college” inside the actual document.

Contextual Commands

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For instance, when, I select a Notebook, SkyDrive shows me all the possible options I can use.

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Sorting Files

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Groups of folders and groups of files can be be sorted by Name, Date Modified, Date Created. You can also arrange by Ascending  or Descending

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Microsoft Launches SkyDrive App for Android

Microsoft finally pulled the curtain on its brand new SkyDrive App for Android. A long time coming, the Android app will allow you to..

  •  Upload files and pictures to SkyDrive
  •  Download and save your documents from the cloud to your Android.
  • Share to SkyDrive from other apps
  • Share SkyDrive files with other people

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Today, as part of making sure SkyDrive is available to all Windows customers, we’re excited to announce that an official SkyDrive app for Android phones will be available in just a few weeks. The Android app is similar to our mobile apps for Windows Phone and iOS and allows you to browse your SkyDrive, upload files to SkyDrive, as well as share SkyDrive files with “Send a link.”

Microsoft Launches SkyDrive Apps for PC and Mac

skydriveMicrosoft has released SkyDrive apps for both PC and Mac. These small 5MB clients quickly and efficiently install — within no time, the SkyDrive apps will be installed in your computer. The apps work on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8; however, Microsoft did not neglect the Apple side and does support Mac installation.

Download the SkyDrive app for Mac and PC right now!

For both Mac and PC, the SkyDrive app will modify your Finder and Explorer respectively…thus, it is now easier than ever to upload your computer files to SkyDrive. Simply drag and drop the file to the SkyDrive folder in your Explorer or Finder.

Here are some screenshots of the new app:

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In addition, SkyDrive website saw some major modifications:

  • Paid Storage( 7 GB free, + 20 GB for $10 a year, +50 GB for $25 year, and +100GB for $50 a year) Note: For current SkyDrive users, upgrade your 7GB to 25 GB for free.  A limited time offer.skydrive_storageskydrive_upgrade
  • Remote Fetching: You can now fetch files from your computers remotely

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