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OneDrive is here! Now available globally!

OneDrive the rechristened, free Cloud Storage for Microsoft, iOS and Android Devices has started rolling out and is available worldwide. We had posted earlier the Microsoft announcement that SkyDrive will soon become OneDrive . Existing SkyDrive users can just go […]


Microsoft SkyDrive to become OneDrive

Microsoft announced today that SkyDrive will soon become OneDrive.  We had seen earlier in July 2013, that Microsoft had lost the rights to use the SkyDrive name and agreed to rebrand SkyDrive as a result of a settlement with British […]

Microsoft is gifting 20GB SkyDrive storage to Windows Phone users

Microsoft is giving out 20 GB of additional SkyDrive storage space to all its Windows Phone users. Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, a bunch of Windows Phone users (including me) have reportedly received the confirming emails. I’m attaching […]

Windows 8.1 gets SkyDrive OCR Search indexing & Smart File features

A new feature of SkyDrive brings support for OCR. SkyDrive photos will use the Bing-powered SkyDrive OCR tool, that will be automatically run on your photos and display the extracted text on The text is extracted from photos in […]

SkyDrive brings support for OCR; can now extract text from images

In the last couple of weeks SkyDrive, the popular cloud storage service from Microsoft has added tons of new and exciting features into it. Today, in another minor update, SkyDrive has teamed up with Bing and added the OCR (optical […]

Microsoft to rebrand SkyDrive as a result of settlement with BSkyB

Last month a TV broadcasting group BSkyB dragged Microsoft to court over copyright infringement of two of their UK registered trademarks named ‘SKY’. Though apart from the root word “Sky” both the services have nothing else common in between them. […]

Recent Activity Feed, coming to SkyDrive

No matter how good a service or product is, the scope of improvement always exist! Inspired by this ideology, Microsoft is likely to add a ‘recent activity feed’ feature to SkyDrive. Already, SkyDrive boasts a number of features however; the new feature, […]

Microsoft may lose rights to the SkyDrive name as it loses trademark case

Microsoft lost a trademark battle against British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) at the UK’s high court in England and Wales for infringing the ‘Sky’ trademark. There will be another hearing in the presence of the presiding judge Justice Sarah Asplin for […]

SkyDrive Pro apps for Windows 8 and iOS released

Microsoft has announced the release of SkyDrive Pro apps for Windows 8 and iOS. These are now available for download at the Windows Store and Apple Store respectively for SharePoint Online users in Office 365. SkyDrive Pro app for Windows 8 […]

Microsoft launches, offers 3GB more

If you are a college student and using SkyDrive, you can get an extra 3GB storage space now. Microsoft has launched its new program This program is providing 3GB extra storage space for college students so as to help them in managing […]

SkyDrive Pro sync client for SharePoint 2013 users now available

Software giant Microsoft has made available for download SkyDrive Pro sync client for Windows. This very new SkyDrive Pro Client for Windows, that allows users of SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 users to sync their files easily. Microsoft in its official blog […]

SkyDrive gets photo timeline view, 2x faster uploads & more

As we have been seeing, SkyDrive is regularly updated with new features. And this time, the new feature relates to the most common type of file we store on SkyDrive – photos. Photos are the most stored files in numbers as […]

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Full resolution photo & video backup for SkyDrive, now available

It’s good news for Windows Phone 8 users across the world. In case you missed it, Microsoft recently announced the worldwide availability of full resolution photo and video SkyDrive backup. SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage platform, is a great feature that allows […]

SkyDrive used by over 250 million now

Microsoft has posted a ‘Thank You’ blog post thanking SkyDrive users. The reason? Over 250 million people are now using SkyDrive!! That’s a great achievement – and its users are still growing rapidly. It further goes on thanking all the […]

SkyDrive app for iOS updated to v3.0

Today SkyDrive app for iOS has been updated to v3.0 . The update includes improved photo features, updated UI and few other features and enhancements. SkyDrive is a place to store all your files, be it be your documents, photos, notes , […]

SkyDrive app for Windows 8 gets an update; adds Live tiles

The SkyDrive app which comes pre-installed in Windows 8, has received an official update, which adds the functionality of showing live tile to the app. Now the app can show live tiles and shows you notifications when you add new files to your […]

SkyDrive comes to Xbox – Watch your Photos and Videos on TV

Imagine what fun it’ll be as you snap a picture and it almost immediately appears on a big screen TV! Today Microsoft is adding more value to SkyDrive and Xbox customers with a new SkyDrive app for Xbox 360. This would […]

Microsoft Adding Direct Media Playback To SkyDrive?

It seems that Microsoft is going to full-fill all the wishes of every segment of their users. One after another there are many updates and enhancement either released or being lined up for release. The Microsoft cloud is offering finest […]

Microsoft releases SkyDrive SDK for Windows Phone & .NET

Microsoft platform developers who are working for .NET platform and Windows Phone apps development may be happy to know that Microsoft has released a new SDK for developers to make their life easy and enhance the quality and power of […]

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Blog about SkyDrive… and become a SkyDrive Ambassador !

Today the SkyDrive team tweeted something rather interesting about SkyDrive’s First Ambassador Program ! Here’s the tweet – Love to blog? Love SkyDrive? Get in on the action and become a SkyDrive Ambassador! — SkyDrive (@SkyDrive) July 13, 2012 SkyDrive Ambassador […]