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Microsoft Releases New SkyDrive Features

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Enhanced support for dragging and dropping files.

Microsoft has released a batch of new features for its cloud storage service SkyDrive.

Users can now move files within SkyDrive to other folders through dragging and dropping them to a specific location on the breadcrumb bar. Users who own touch-screen devices will now be able to select a single file by tapping it or multiple files by swiping them to the left or right.

The search engine giant has also made it easier to share one's SkyDrive files. Users can select a file and click the Sharing option from the command bar or the right-click popup menu, which will display the various methods of sharing that file such as e-mail, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Additionally, Microsoft applied improvements "under the hood" in order to enhance the speed and reliability of SkyDrive.

 

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    thecolorblue , January 11, 2013 12:02 PM
    "In principle, any time your files are uploaded to a cloud storage company, you are compromising your security and privacy. Unless otherwise stated, you must assume that your files are accessible by employees of the company, no matter what encryption is being used. However, whatever the legal stipulations, the reasonable position is that companies cannot be seen to be voluntarily enforcing such content terms as it would create a chilling effect on usage. That is – if they can detect (what they regard as) objectionable content, what else are they recording about your private files?"

    http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/features/item/15334_Do_you_know_SkyDrives_terms_of.php
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyclay/2012/07/19/is-microsoft-spying-on-skydrive-users/


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    thecolorblue , January 11, 2013 12:02 PM
    spydrive
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    thecolorblue , January 11, 2013 12:04 PM
    all your personal files for microsoft employees to look at if desired and for automated datamining... no thanks
  • 0 Hide
    kellybean , January 11, 2013 1:03 PM
    No Thanks, MS Cloud = Free rign to the FEDS compliments of MS who is in their back pocket.
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    kellybean , January 11, 2013 1:03 PM
    thecolorbluespydrive

    Hit the nail on the head with that word.
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    hydac7 , January 11, 2013 1:39 PM
    thecolorbluespydrive



    True !
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    godfather666 , January 11, 2013 1:57 PM
    They should add a syncing feature, where I can sync files on two local computers.

    Sort of like what Mesh does now (it's being discontinued in February).
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    zugzug_64 , January 11, 2013 2:36 PM
    Quote:
    The search engine giant has also made it easier to share one's SkyDrive files.


    I didn't think MS was a search engine giant...Google yes, MS no.
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    mcd023 , January 11, 2013 2:46 PM
    godfather666They should add a syncing feature, where I can sync files on two local computers.Sort of like what Mesh does now (it's being discontinued in February).

    The skydrive app (desktop version) allows you to select which files you want on that computer. It makes a separate skydrive folder under your user account.
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    mcd023 , January 11, 2013 2:48 PM
    godfather666They should add a syncing feature, where I can sync files on two local computers.Sort of like what Mesh does now (it's being discontinued in February).

    The skydrive application creates a folder under your user account and allows you to select which folders you want synced on your computer.
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    CaedenV , January 11, 2013 3:30 PM
    godfather666They should add a syncing feature, where I can sync files on two local computers.Sort of like what Mesh does now (it's being discontinued in February).

    It already does this.
    Install the local Skydrive client onto your computer, then go to Windows Explorer, right click on "Documents", select 'Location' then move the folder to skydrive on multiple machines. I have been doing this for over a year on my work computer, netbook, and 2 home PCs and there has only once been a conflict where it could not figure out what revision of a file I wanted to keep.
    When you change something on one computer, it will change it on the other machines very quickly the next time you log in. Just do not use the same file on multiple computers concurrently, otherwise you will have some issues.

    Very handy.
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    CaedenV , January 11, 2013 3:30 PM
    kellybeanNo Thanks, MS Cloud = Free rign to the FEDS compliments of MS who is in their back pocket.

    and so what are you hiding on your computer :p 
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    wydileie , January 11, 2013 4:13 PM
    zugzug_64I didn't think MS was a search engine giant...Google yes, MS no.


    MS powers Bing and Yahoo and has over 12% market share. While this may not seem like a lot compared to Google's 80%+, when you consider the amount of searches done across most of the world in any given day, 12% of those is still a lot.
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    headscratcher , January 11, 2013 4:22 PM
    thecolorblueall your personal files for microsoft employees to look at if desired and for automated datamining... no thanks

    Everyone complaining like this.... do you use gmail, chrome, android, etc?
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    thecolorblue , January 11, 2013 5:01 PM
    CaedenVand so what are you hiding on your computer

    Hitler could only have dreamed of "the cloud"... it would have been a wet one indeed.
    ini hitler's time, people would have been "hiding" family photos with any visible dipctions of jewish culture.

    What will the next oppressive regime target, and do you think you can predict what innocuous and arbitrary subject matter will be used against you or your children or your children's children to destroy their life?

    try thinking with that brain of yours and shame on you for defending "cloud" anything
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    thecolorblue , January 11, 2013 5:03 PM
    headscratcherEveryone complaining like this.... do you use gmail, chrome, android, etc?

    the soultion to these problems is rit around the corner with the "freedom box"... look it up

    try youtube
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