SkyDrive 'a rising star' of the Microsoft family

Monday 4 March 2013

SkyDrive is one of the "rising stars" of the Microsoft family of solutions, it has been claimed.

Microsoft's Office division president Kurt DelBene said the cloud storage service is "fast gaining importance" among businesses and home users.

More people are using SkyDrive as they become increasingly comfortable storing documents in the cloud.

This makes it easier to access files remotely from mobile devices, and also collaborate with colleagues and other users, he said.

Mr DelBene expressed confidence in the success of the subscription model Microsoft is pushing for Office.

Customers can now pay an annual fee for the software and then access it online, rather than purchase the solution outright, he noted.

Mr DelBene explained that users can still purchase a perpetual licence for Office if they choose to, but there are "significant incentives" for subscription access.

These include the ability to install the productivity suite on up to five devices, he noted.

Posted by Alex Boardman