SkyDrive adds Open Document support handles 300MB uploads

first_imgMicrosoft has been working hard at building a full-featured cloud platform for users. With free Office apps on offer and SkyDrive handling storage and sharing duties behind the scenes, they’ve laid the foundation for a very attractive web-based service. Now, SkyDrive has been tweaked again — adding support for the Open Document Format, bumping upload limits, and making sharing easier than ever.Photos uploaded from your Windows Phone device will now automatically be given a short URL (sdrv.ms) when you post them to Twitter, saving you valuable space in that 140 character limit. SkyDrive’s browser interface now lets you upload files up to 300MB in size — handy for video clips you want to share privately, or even backups and archives that you want to store off-site.SkyDrive continues to be somewhat underappreciated when compared to other cloud storage apps. That’s likely got a lot to do with the fact that there’s still no first-party synchronization app available — not even for Windows 8. When the Windows 8 Consumer Preview launched, I expected SkyDrive integration to be much more visible, but there’s no way to upload via the Explorer ribbon interface or the right-click context menu.The SkyDrive Metro app does allow bulk file uploads, but it’s still not nearly the seamless experience provided by competitors like Dropbox and SugarSync. With the upcoming launch of Google Drive — which could happen as early as next week — many geeky types who have been waiting on Microsoft to make with the sync options for SkyDrive may decide to opt for Google’s crazy-cheap paid storage instead of waiting to fully access that 25GB in the Microsoft cloud.More at SkyDrivelast_img

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