Having SkyDrive appear as a folder right in Windows Explorer is the most wanted and useful update. This allows dragging files of any type and folders, complete with contents and sub-folders right “into” SkyDrive.
As they say in the ads on late-night TV: But there is more!
One of the file types I dragged into my SkyDrive was a photo in “raw” format, in my case, a Nikon NEF file. I expected it to just appear in the listing. I have these files set to open with Windows Live Photo Gallery, so in Windows Explorer the file icon is the Photo Gallery symbol. The illustration here is what I see in Windows Explorer.
In SkyDrive, up in the cloud using Internet Explorer, I expected to see just a file listing. But to my surprise this is what I saw:
When clicking the thumbnail, here is the result:
I opened the Information group in the data pane and scrolled down so you can see that SkyDrive correctly recognizes it as a Nikon NEF file type, the full size is there. And, of course, SkyDrive knows how to display this file type!
All I can say is:
Congratulations Microsoft SkyDrive Team, you have “done good”!
© 2011 Ludwig Keck