Microsoft Releases SkyDrive Cloud Storage App for iPhone

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    Microsoft has released an iPhone client app for its SkyDrive cloud-storage service. The app allows uploads of videos and photos to SkyDrive, as well as opening and managing files.
    Microsoft has released a number of iOS apps this week, including an official Xbox Live app and Kinectimals.

    Cloud storage services Dropbox and Apple's iDisk service both have iOS client apps.

    SkyDrive is available for the iPhone, free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Microsoft Releases SkyDrive Cloud Storage App for iPhone
     
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    It will be a question of 'when' MS will release Office for iOS not 'if', I am sure they have been extensively working on it for a very long time now - the only reason why they haven't released it is because of Windows Phone 7 (maybe they have already made it and are just holding from release).

    Once we all know that WP7 has been a fail, Office iOS will definitely come. iOS is too big a market for MS to miss out.
     
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    Never heard of this before. Is ther an advantage to it over the offerings of Dropbox or is it more of a 'me too' app from MS?
     
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    From what is on MS' website, you get 25GB. Cannot buy more storage, yet, and everyone gets 25GB.
     
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    Now, anyone know if we can access Skydrive as a Network Drive through Finder on OSX (rather than through a browser).
     
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    25GB certainly isn't bad for the low low price of free. Obviously better than 2GB from Dropbox. I wonder if it works as seemlessly.
     
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    25 GB free storage on Microsoft's reliable cloud is great. I have a SkyDrive that I have used as a "digital attic" but now with the iOS app I will be able to make better utilization of it. But until (or if) it is as widely integrated into the app ecosystem as Dropbox it will not be my "go to" cloud storage vehicle.
     
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    I'm hoping I can use it to replace iDisk (since iDisk is going away in July) but unfortunately until I can access the SkyDrive through Finder on my Mac it's not going to be suitable.
     
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    Beautiful...we're rolling out Live@EDU to students where I work in a couple of weeks....they'll be happy to see this :)
     
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    I've been looking at what is out there and similar to iDisk. I personally love having iDisk as a network drive, and the iOS app is wonderful, as well. iDisk is the #1 feature why I've shelled out for .mac and MobileMe for many years. However, if iDisk does go away and doesn't have a suitable replacement for Apple, I'll need to look at other options.

    Dropbox is pretty nice, but I don't care for how there is only one folder which is synchronized.
     
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    Just so you know, the MS SkyDrive service has been available for some times now. It's just the iOS app that is new...;)


    But such services without any way to get access to it (in a non-web fashion) is... uninteresting.
    So that makes this app more appealing.
     
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    It's been around now for about 5 years

    puts Apple iCloud data allocation to shame! Shame!

    There are third party Apps that will sync with it and behave like a folder/mounted drive, trouble is though each bit in between you and your data is another party you have to trust, and reduces security.
     
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    Microsoft's iOS team have been busy little bees, haven't they?
     
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    I hope a native iPad app follows soon....the larger screen real estate would mek it really nice.
     
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    You can creat sym links and sync any folder or sub folder to Dropbox you want.
     
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    My problem with using Dropbox as a replacement for iDisk is two-fold. Firstly, not enough storage space. Secondly, they've had some well documented security issues.
     
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    I'm in the exact same boat. Is there a Mac application made by Microsoft to access the SkyDrive? Or a way to access it through the Finder?
     

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