Microsoft Live Skydrive updated with HTML5

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  1. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    http://explore.live.com/windows-live-skydrive
    http://www.winrumors.com/new-version-of-windows-live-skydrive-with-html5-now-available/

     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Cool. Used to use Skydrive when I was back at school. Not used it since though.
     
  3. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I like the way you can set it to automatically upload photos from your Windows Phone 7 device as you take them. I think another company might have thought that was a good idea recently too.

    I also really like the way you can edit documents using Microsoft Office on your Windows Phone 7 device and they are automatically synced to your SkyDrive.
     
  4. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    It's about freakin' time. Skydrive had the chance to be iCloud long before Apple had it, but as often happens, Microsoft blew it. They had this nice 25GB of free cloud storage and did nothing with it until now. Ah well, better late than never I suppose.
     
  5. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I never got into sky drive. It did not seem better than drop box for me. Drop box just seems to work better.
     
  6. TheSideshow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For what Dropbox does its great. Skydrive has many features Dropbox doesnt compete with. Setting what folders to sync versus one dropbox folder (Mesh). Online doc editing. Collaboration (still needs work IMO). Better integration.

    But if you are just looking at a way to bring certain files between devices dropbox is super easy and works well.
     
  7. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    yeah I could see that. The collaboration part my group would do with drop box but then again we the project we were working on had a lot of different files types in it. It was funny sitting in class when someone else was working on it because in the corner of the screen you would see pop up after pop up of files uploads.

    I will look into skydrive more but sadly I do not see it playing nice with an android phone.
     
  8. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    All they did was change the web interface, Skydrive was and still is, the same. But as often happens, iSheep are unable to tell the difference between a GUI update and a product.
     
  9. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Still, that was a big improvement. But my bigger gripe, and one of the things that drive me crazy about MS, is nobody knows they have it. I remember hearing about Skydrive a couple of years ago on a Windows Weekly podcast and I thought it was cool. 25GB of free online storage? Sure. That blows away iDisk/MobileMe. But nobody knew about it, and they never did anything with it. Microsoft could have made it seamlessly integrate into Windows 7, but they didn't. And it still doesn't.

    Microsoft has been running those annoying "To the cloud!" commercials, yet didn't do a thing with their cloud service for end users. Apple announces it, and it is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
     
  10. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    MS and marketing don't go together.
     
  11. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. Well, even if it's only a cosmetic update that automatically makes it look nicer than before...

    My school (University) gives each student a Skydrive account. I will admit it is nice to have Office "in the cloud" so to speak.
     
  12. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure the only reason that MS's cloud services weren't integrated into Windows was due to the anti-trust regulations. Now that they're not bound by those rules anymore, the rumors for Windows 8 include integrated skydrive, user accounts that sync with the cloud, etc..
     
  13. rikscha macrumors 6502a

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    still no option to integrate skydrive into my system the same way as idisk works?
     

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