SkyDrive integration increases appeal of Windows 8

Thursday 7 March 2013

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SkyDrive integration is one of the main benefits of upgrading to the Windows 8 operating system, it has been suggested.

In an article for PCmag.com, Michael Muchmore noted that Microsoft's cloud service has become "way, way more than just online storage".

He noted that SkyDrive still allows users to save and access files online, with accessibility from a web browser, but it offers new features which add to its appeal.

"With Windows 8, SkyDrive is accessible to any app that wants to use it," Mr Muchmore noted.

This means the storage space works in the same way as if it was a local drive, he stated.

"It also backs up your PC's settings, letting you replicate your environment should you get a new PC," the writer explained.

This means the transition period is much smoother, and the user can start accessing productivity gains through Windows 8 at an earlier stage.

Microsoft's Office division president Kurt DelBene recently described SkyDrive as one of the "rising stars" of the firm's family of solutions.

He claimed that cloud storage is "fast gaining importance" among businesses and home users alike.

Posted by Steve Williams