Microsoft Makes OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) Globally Available
Article by George Norman
On 24 Feb 2014
Microsoft recently announced that OneDrive, the cloud storage service formerly known as SkyDrive, is globally available. People from all over the world can now use OneDrive to store, view, sync and share data with the cloud storage service.

OneDrive Video Presentation


OneDrive, the cloud storage service that used to be called SkyDrive, launched internationally. This means that people from all over the world can now use OneDrive to store photos, videos, or documents in the cloud. Once the files are in the cloud, they can be easily accessed, they can be synced across devices, and they can be shared with others.

OneDrive Main Features
  • Get started with 7GB of free storage space, purchase more space if needed.
  • Upload and securely store files in the cloud where they can be easily accessed.
  • Automatically upload photos and videos to the cloud.
  • Sync files across multiple devices.
  • Create and share folders.
  • View Office documents online, edit Office docs online.
  • Backup and sync your PC’s or your device’s settings.
  • OneDrive (currently SkyDrive) is already built into the Windows 8.1 operating system.
  • OneDrive is also available for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android.

“When someone picks up their phone, tablet or any other device, they just want all of their favorite photos and the documents they need at their fingertips — they don’t want to have to hunt for them,” said Chris Jones, corporate vice president, OS Services, Microsoft. “That’s the lens we are taking with OneDrive. We’re building it right into all of the latest Microsoft devices and services — from Xbox to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 to Office — but we’re also making sure it’s available on the Web and across all other platforms including iOS and Android, so your photos, videos and files are all available anytime you need them.”

Additional info on OneDrive is available here.

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