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Today Microsoft has announced new SkyDrive storage plans for their cloud service as well as new native sync apps for Windows PC and Apple OSX. Combined with official apps for Windows Phone and iOS that were recently updated, Microsoft looks to undercut the market leader Dropbox and block Google from cutting in on their territory.

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This is awesome. I may be leaving Dropbox if the clients work well since I use it on my Lumia 900 already. And you get 7GB standard, 25GB if you already use it and follow the link in the article.
Edited by IEATFISH - 4/23/12 at 1:19pm
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'There's a temporary problem
There's a temporary problem with the service. Please try again. If you continue to get this message, try again later.'

Got this message while trying to signup for skydrive, anyone else?

The free space is tempting, means I can finally include my music collection on the cloud.
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Upgraded and got 25gb biggrin.gif for free

Looks like im moving from DropBox now
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I didn't even know I had this with my hotmail account redface.gif

Upgraded to 25 gigs for free smile.gif
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25gbs Free for Me!

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Nice move by Microsoft. Reward current SkyDrive customers while offering competitive storage for new users and updating their client applications. All sounds good to me. Thanks for the heads up, I also got the free upgrade to 25GB.thumb.gif
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Hmmm.... Google is suppose to be announcing their cloud storage solution in the next few months.


I knew about SkyDrive but it really should be as integrated as DropBox. A 3rd party software seemlessly integrates into most OSes... why can't MS do that?
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Hmmm.... Google is suppose to be announcing their cloud storage solution in the next few months.
I knew about SkyDrive but it really should be as integrated as DropBox. A 3rd party software seemlessly integrates into most OSes... why can't MS do that?

Google's new release is most definitely a factor in this. I believe Windows 8 will have native SkyDrive functionality.
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Google's new release is most definitely a factor in this. I believe Windows 8 will have native SkyDrive functionality.
Well, there's the app, but I haven't seen anything native unless it's still in the pipeline for the final release.

Most annoying thing was that I couldn't figure out how to sync an entire folder to skydrive, just individual files, though if there's a new client maybe they've rectified that.
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So I'm guessing these cloud storage services all stare at your files you put on there, but will/can they get you in trouble for them? (If some of them were perhaps obtained by non legitimate means...)

Hypothetically of course.
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