Microsoft Updates Its SkyDrive Cloud Services [Video]

Microsoft Updates Its SkyDrive Cloud Services [Video]

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Microsoft is showing off new updates to SkyDrive, its cloud service which will soon be competing with iCloud.

Built using HTML5 the new version of SkyDrive is faster, easier to navigate, and more beautiful for viewing photos.

Performance Improvements:
● We improved many core tasks and scenarios. For example, clicking folders and navigating photo albums will go from 6-9 seconds down to 100-300 milliseconds, and we took advantage of hardware accelerated graphics to make it fast to click through photo slideshows. We’ll address additional core tasks in the future.
● We focused on building a site powered by HTML5 so that we could include advancements like HTML5 Video, CSS3, and client rendered experiences, as well as making sure our slide show experience was great in all browsers without any special software.
● We evaluated and removed anything that slowed the experience down or got in the way of a fast, clean site.
● With Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7, you can pin SkyDrive to your taskbar for faster access to your files. You can create Word, Excel, or PowerPoint docs stored in the cloud in just one click.

Other improvements include making navigational elements and layout consistent with Windows, as well as a new photo browser that makes use of CSS3 to provide automatically rearranging thumbnails and infinite scrolling.

SkyDrive offers 25GB of free space. You can see more in the video below...

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Faizan - June 23, 2011 at 6:41am
Really interesting ;) They also increased the minimum file size to 100 MB … even Microsoft occasionally surprise us : D http://www.technorotic.com/2011/06/microsoft-updates-skydrive-the-cloud-service-that-will-compete-with-icloud/
Don - June 24, 2011 at 7:08am
What a load of shit.... I still can\'t upload more than 5 files at a time.... Update the msn app as that\'s pathetically slow... Will these alleged improvements work in chrome..?
digihead - June 22, 2011 at 7:23pm
-it\'s made by microsoft? -no, thanks, some other time! ;)
Justin - June 23, 2011 at 3:41am
It\'s looks pretty cool. Oh and to the poster above, in guessing your a Mac fanboy.
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