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Microsoft Releases New SkyDrive Features

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
    "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
    spydrive
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  • thecolorblue
    all your personal files for microsoft employees to look at if desired and for automated datamining... no thanks
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  • kellybean
    No Thanks, MS Cloud = Free rign to the FEDS compliments of MS who is in their back pocket.
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  • kellybean
    thecolorbluespydriveHit the nail on the head with that word.
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  • hydac7
    thecolorbluespydrive

    True !
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  • godfather666
    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
    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
    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
    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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