Windows Live Skydrive

December 22nd, 2008 Posted in Technology, Web 2.0

Huge number of online storage services, some completely free and some free to a certain limit, have been burgeoning over the last few years. One such service worth mentioning is, Windows Live Skydrive. To use this service, you must sign up for a Windows Live account, which is a Single-Sign-On for all Windows Live services.

Key Features of Windows Live Skydrive:

  • Part of Windows Live family.  Can bet on its existence and may not be withdrawn or given up
  • Free storage space upto 25 GB
  • Single File upload limit of 50 MB
  • Simple user interface for Folder Creation and File uploads
  • Embeddable links for Folders and Files
  • RSS feeds for Public Folders

Skydrive, at the startup, provides the following folders with varying access levels - Documents, Public, Favorites, Shared favorites

But you can create any number of folders and assign suitable access level for each of those. You can choose to make the folder - Private, Public, Share with network (Windows Live), Share with selected people (email list)

Once a folder is made Public, you can also publish the RSS feed link for that folder. This is very useful when you frequently add documents and wish to have it available for the public. Also, the public folders and files can be embedded into web pages using the

With Skydrive, you can also create photo albums, add photos and share it with your friends.

Thus, Skydrive is ideal - if you are an active member of Windows Live community or looking for a quality free online storage service with good amount of space.

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