Category Archives: Windows Live Services

New SkyDrive features announced

After seeing many rumors, here, at last, is the story as reported on the Building Windows 8 blog. Connecting your apps, files, PCs and devices to the cloud with SkyDrive and Windows 8 Among the exciting new features is “SkyDrive … Continue reading

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SkyDrive improvements coming soon

  Windows Live SkyDrive has seen a lot of improvements in the past year and more are coming. Window 8 will reportedly be extensively integrated with SkyDrive and take advantage of the service “natively”. So the next SkyDrive update should … Continue reading

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Sharing in the new SkyDrive

With the recent update of SkyDrive (November 2011) the sharing system has been completely restructured. Before, you could only specify sharing, or permissions, for primary level folders, albums, or files. Items inside folders took on the permission setting of the … Continue reading

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Image quality in photo sharing slide shows

With a recent update Microsoft restored the slide show function in Windows Live SkyDrive. There were some nice improvements and some other interesting changes. One of my readers complaint that the image quality in the SkyDrive slide show had gone … Continue reading

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SkyDrive improvements coming?

Windows Live SkyDrive offers some awesome features but also aggravating complexity and annoying limits. It has evolved over time, the most recent update in June 2011 was a decidedly mixed bag (The new SkyDrive – Bouquets and Brickbats). The claim … Continue reading

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SkyDrive Cloud Hopping: Obscurity is not Privacy

It is easy to think that because of the tortuous URLs of SkyDrive albums and folders that this obscurity also provides privacy. Setting albums to “Everyone (public)” to make sharing easier does risk exposing them to uninvited eyes. Let me … Continue reading

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