What is SkyDrive in Windows.

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I want to know what exactly is this SkyDrive.

How is this used in existing windows system.

I heard that it is going to replace live mesh with its new Skydrive in new windows 8.

I want to know what for it is used.

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What is SkyDrive in Windows.


Hi Mam,

Skydrive is a file hosting service it allows user to upload and synchronized files to a cloud storage.

it access using Web Browser or Local Device.

it is a part of windows live that allows you to keep private or public files online.

private files require a Window Live ID and a permission to the user.

public files doesn't require a Windows Live ID to access the files.

The Service offers a 7 GB storage for new users and additional storage is available for purchase


the service is written in HTML5 technologies.

and uploading a files up to 300mb using drag and drop into the web browser


Office Web Apps :

this feature allows user to create or view and edit Word , PowerPoint , Excel and allows document to share by a Web Browser.

this is actually one of the main features of Skydrive but you can find more information on wiki


the skydrive is free but for limited capacity of storage and they do offer an additional storage for purchase.

Storage plan Price Description
SkyDrive +20 US$ 10 / year + applicable taxes Adds 20 GB to free storage amount
SkyDrive +50 US$ 25 / year + applicable taxes Adds 50 GB to free storage amount
SkyDrive +100 US$ 50 / year + applicable taxes Adds 100 GB to free storage amount

hope your problem is solve 😀


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