Microsoft Announces That Its Cloud Storage Service SkyDrive Passes 250 Million Users

Posted on May 6 2013 - 11:42pm by Ric Savage


Microsoft today announced that its cloud storage service SkyDrive passed 250 million users. The company also said that since the time Windows 8 make its debut in October last year it has added some 50 million accounts to the service. Here is what Omar Shahine, Group Program Manager, and Mike Torres, Group Program Manager, SkyDrive apps says about it:

It’s been a very busy year for SkyDrive and we’d like to thank all of you for helping us improve the service through your feedback, tweets, Facebook posts, and comments. The service continues to grow: since October 2012 when Windows 8 launched, 50 million more people have started using SkyDrive, helping us reach an important milestone – over 250 million people are now using SkyDrive as the new place to save their files.

In just the past few months we’ve made SkyDrive the default save location for the new Office, updated the SkyDrive app for iOS, and made substantial performance improvements to SkyDrive uploading. Recently, we also announced that Microsoft accounts have grown to 700 million, that we’ve improved the security of our service with things like two-step verification, and that we now have Extended Validation Certificates integrated on And a few days ago, our friends over at announced that they’re rolling out a new feature that allows you to insert anything from your SkyDrive directly into an email message. We continue to push forward to a world where all your stuff is in SkyDrive, so you can always have it with you.


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