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WP7 Mango Update: Closer Look at Skydrive & the Cloud [ Images & Video ]

June 7, 2011 No Comments

I have been using Skydrive since it first launched. To me it has always felt like it was a few features away from being the perfect ‘cloud’ service. I mean how can you go wrong with 25GB of free online storage directly from Microsoft. As of late, Microsoft has finally gone to work on making Skydrive go from a good service to a great must have application and service.

Microsoft has just detailed the Skydrive experience  on Windows Phone with the upcoming mango update. It’s exciting to see that not only are Word and Excel documents finally in sync with Skydrive but also videos. Which is pretty amazing! Imagine just uploading videos at home to Skydrive and having them perfectly available for you on your Windows Phone device.

Here are the details from Microsoft:

  • Share photos stored on SkyDrive via email, text, or IM
    SkyDrive lets you store thousands of pictures in the cloud. You can show them off to friends on your phone in the Pictures hub, and now you can share SkyDrive photos with anyone over email, text, or Messenger/Facebook.

SkyDrive photo sharing

  • Share your video on SkyDrive
    With Mango, all the goodness you had with photos has been extended to videos. Once you’re finished shooting your video, you can caption it and share immediately on SkyDrive, and the upload will happen in the background while you move on to other things.

Video preparing to upload in background 

  • Browse your documents stored on SkyDrive
    Windows Phone lets you view folders and files directly on your phone, so when you group things on SkyDrive, you know they’ll be available with the same folder structure on your phone.

Viewing SkyDrive documents 

  • See what’s been shared with you
    More than 70% of the folders created on SkyDrive are shared with other people, which makes it all the more important to see everything shared with you on your phone. This pivot view will show you the complete list of documents shared with you, letting you open and edit in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Viewing shared documents on SkyDrive

  • Search your SkyDrive documents
    If you store a lot of stuff on SkyDrive, being able to do a quick search is important. In the Office hub, you can easily search across your SkyDrive for the document you need without having to wade through your folders and other files.

Searching SkyDrive documents

Source: Windows Team Blog


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