SkyDrive

  • Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    Gillmor Gang: Deep Bench

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — Heartbleed security hole, changing landscape of Twitter notifications, Brendan Eich’s exit from Mozilla, politically charged and leadership compromised, Condoleezza Rice heading to the Dropbox Board of Directors? Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Box. Office on the iPad… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — barely came out of the gates before John Taschek let Comcast have it, and really you need to see the visual on this one. After the salute to the internet provider, talk circled around Microsoft’s release of Office for iPad. Is it important? Well, no one on the show seemed to… Read More

  • Microsoft Officially Rebrands SkyDrive To OneDrive

    Microsoft Officially Rebrands SkyDrive To OneDrive

    SkyDrive is dead, long live OneDrive. In January, Microsoft announced that it would rebrand its storage service to OneDrive following a trademark dispute with British pay-TV provider BSkyB. Starting today, the website, the mobile apps and the desktop apps all share the same OneDrive name. That’s not all. Microsoft is also launching today a new referral program. It is very reminiscent… Read More

  • Microsoft May Dole Out More Free Storage To Users In OneDrive Rebrand

    Microsoft May Dole Out More Free Storage To Users In OneDrive Rebrand

    Microsoft will soon rebrand its SkyDrive cloud storage service OneDrive. The OneDrive splash page currently reads “Coming Soon.” It now appears that there is more to the coming OneDrive rollout than a simple name change. According to leaked screenshots posted by LiveSide, Microsoft will roll out a number of incentives for users in an effort to boost their usage of the service… Read More

  • Microsoft Brings Automatic Camera Backup To SkyDrive On iOS

    Microsoft Brings Automatic Camera Backup To SkyDrive On iOS

    Today Microsoft updated its SkyDrive application for iOS to include automatic camera backup. Users of SkyDrive can now opt to have every photo that they shoot on their iPhone saved and stored in Microsoft’s cloud. SkyDrive provides a decent, if still inscrutably numbered 7 gigabytes of free storage – why not 8 or 8.1 remains outside of my comprehension – which you could… Read More

  • Microsoft Details SkyDrive’s Smart Files Feature, Prepares To Roll Out Bing-Powered OCR Search

    Microsoft Details SkyDrive’s Smart Files Feature, Prepares To Roll Out Bing-Powered OCR Search

    One of the more interesting but relatively unknown features of Windows 8.1 is its deep integration with SkyDrive and Microsoft’s smart files system for keeping your online and offline storage in sync without having to download all of your files onto every machine. Today, the company is providing an update on what it has learned from the first batch of Windows 8.1 preview users and how… Read More

  • Microsoft Introduces 200GB SkyDrive Storage Upgrade For $100 Per Year

    Microsoft Introduces 200GB SkyDrive Storage Upgrade For $100 Per Year

    With the launch of Windows 8.1 just around the corner, Microsoft today announced a new storage option for SkyDrive. The cloud storage service, which is now a built-in Windows 8.1 feature, now offers a 200GB storage plan for $100 per year. Until today, the largest paid storage upgrade Microsoft offered was 100GB for $50 per year. This price is a bit lower than the $120 Google charges for… Read More

  • Microsoft Untethers OneNote For iPad From The PC, Now Lets Users Create New Notebooks On The Go

    Microsoft Untethers OneNote For iPad From The PC, Now Lets Users Create New Notebooks On The Go

    Microsoft’s OneNote note-taking app for iPad and iPhone got a small but important update today that finally makes the iPad version a completely stand-alone experience. Until now, you couldn’t create new notebooks from the iPad, so you were always forced to go back to the desktop or web version sooner or later. With today’s update, Microsoft is adding this feature, as well as… Read More

  • Microsoft’s SkyDrive Adds Bing-Powered OCR Features

    Microsoft’s SkyDrive Adds Bing-Powered OCR Features

    At its Build conference earlier this year, Microsoft launched its developer services for Bing, including the Bing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Control. Today, the company announced that it is now using Bing’s OCR tools to extract text from photos uploaded to its SkyDrive cloud storage service. Read More

  • Microsoft Fires Back After Box Steps On Its Turf, Boosts SkyDrive Pro Storage To 25 GB

    Microsoft Fires Back After Box Steps On Its Turf, Boosts SkyDrive Pro Storage To 25 GB

    This is the real storage wars. Today Microsoft announced that it has increased the storage capacity of its SkyDrive Pro cloud document storage and syncing service to 25 gigabytes, from the formerly proffered 7 gigabytes. Non-Pro SkyDrive users are stuck with the 7 gigabyte tally for now. SkyDrive Pro is part of the Office 365 suite of cloud productivity tools that Microsoft sells to business… Read More