Skydrive gives 25GB of Online Storage for Free

SkyDrive the online storage service launched by Microsoft earlier this week is no doubt one of the best online storage services of the many online storage services
This post describes the process for using Skydrive and also illustrates some interesting features of Skydrive.

How do i use SkyDrive to upload all my Pictures and Documents?

1.) Point your browser to http://skydrive.live.com which is part of the Windows Live Suite.

2.) Once at it, you need to login to the SkyDrive, using your Windows Live ID. If you dont have a Live ID yet, its time to create one. 

3.) Once you login, you can create new folders and add files or photos to them or add files to the existing folders. 

Windows Skydrive gives you the option to upload your documents or photos and share them with people in your network.

Windows Skydrive gives you the option to upload your documents or photos and share them with people in your network.

4.) You can even add more people to your network and add files to share with them. 

5.) In order to add files, click on the folder where you wish to add files, once inside the folder,click on the link which says ” Add Files”. You will now be required to select the files. Once done, click on Upload and your files will be Uploaded to Skydrive.

Salient Features of Windows Skydrive

1.) Free 25 GB of online storage space.

2.) You have an option to Download your stored photos directly to your Windows Live Photo Gallery.

3.) You can even Download an entire folder in one compressed file 

4.) Support for bigger Thumbnails.

5.) You can even order prints of your photographs directly from SkyDrive.

Caveat: There is one caveat as of now with Windows SkyDrive; the file size size of 50 megabytes(MB) per file is the allowed file size. Any files greater than this size cannot be uploaded, until split.

Are there any new features expected for SkyDrive?

Yes,many. SkyDrive blog says

Hold tight, we’re updating your SkyDrive sooner than you know it with dozens more improvements. Things like:

  • Keep your Internet Explorer favorites in sync between computers, and access them anywhere from your SkyDrive.
  • Make comments work the way you want them to with HTML, new comment options, and spam control.
  • A complete overhaul of the look and feel to match the look and feel of Windows Live.
  • More countries and regions: Arabia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, South Africa, Vietnam and 13 new languages: Basque, Catalan, Guajarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Serbian-Cyrillic, Tamil, Telugu, and Vietnamese.

Can i use a Third Party Tool to upload and download contents to SkyDrive?

Yes. Gladinet, an interesting tool which works perfect with SkyDrive and many other online storage services like Amazon S3, Google Docs etc. In short, Gladinet Delivers Web Applications and Online Files To Your Desktop.

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Vaibhav Pandey

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One Response

  1. it’s very useful for students

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