New Look & Feel, More Information On Windows Live SkyDrive

Windows Live Director Tetuya Onoda apparently showed the above and below slides as part of a presentation yesterday to Japanese press. The slide above shows what the personalized home page may look like (compare it to the current version here).

Still no sign of direct integration with Vista Gadgets (promised in early 2006), but there are are links to a number of Microsoft services like hotmail and a calendar. And right in the middle a link to “Jonathan’s Space” which is almost certainly a reference to their upcoming SkyDrive.

The second slide to the left confirms this. SkyDrive is specifically mentioned as one of the cornerstones of a “seamless” Windows Live service. It’s been rumored to be coming soon for a long, long time and is yet another area where Microsoft will compete head to head with Google.