Microsoft Confirms SkyDrive ‘Massive’ Upgrades

Posted on Feb 21 2012 - 7:13am by Editorial Staff

As we reported earlier that the Redmond-based Microsoft having the big plans for its SkyDrive cloud storage product – the company through its Building Windows 8 blog post in an announcement, confirmed the desktop sync, a SkyDrive Metro app and a remote file retrieval – going on the Microsoft words, the company calls the program a “designing of a fast, fluid, touch-first version of SkyDrive that makes it quick, easy and even fun to browse and access your files and access them via any Metro style app.”

Microsoft in its blog post claims a three-fold vision for how SkyDrive should function for the end user – SkyDrive Metro style app on Windows 8, SkyDrive files integrated into Windows Explorer on the desktop, and the ability to fetch remote files through The company also appears to have a revenue plan, charging a yearly fee for extra gigabytes of data storage – above and beyond the standard 25GB of free storage – a user can get an additional 20,50 or 100GB more storage a fee and the price comes at (+)20 for $11/year, (+)50 for $27/year and (+)100 for $54/year.

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