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 experienceÂ Â 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 availableÂ 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.
- Share your video on SkyDrive
With Mango, all the goodness you had with photos has been extended to videos. Once youâ€™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.
- 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 theyâ€™ll be available with the same folder structure on your phone.
- See whatâ€™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.
- 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.
Source: Windows Team Blog