SkyDrive hits one billion documents milestone

Monday 4 March 2013

Strong demand for SkyDrive saw the cloud storage and file sharing service achieve a major milestone recently.

Over one billion documents have now been stored and shared in the cloud using the service, which is integrated in Microsoft Office 2013.

This means users can now save files directly to the web to be accessed by other trusted users or themselves at a later date.

SkyDrive has become increasingly popular among both businesses and consumers over the past few years.

Omar Shahine, Microsoft SkyDrive group program manager, said the firm has seen "a lot of enthusiasm" for the service.

He said the "seamless integration of SkyDrive for saving and sharing docs" offers benefits to many people and companies.

Kurt DelBene, Microsoft's Office division president, recently heaped praise on SkyDrive, describing the solution as "one of the rising stars" of the firm's solution package.

He said it is "fast gaining importance" as more companies look to take advantage of cloud-based solutions.

Posted by Alex Boardman