Now that the new SkyDrive client has been out a week or so what do you think?
I'm really liking it so far:
Nice integration with Explorer (this opens a ton of options). Works just like any other folder.
Local cache is great when anonymous crashes the internet.
Not so nice:
No sync'ing favorites (sure I could make my SkyDrive favorites folder IE's favorite folder but Mesh's simple point-click-and-ship option was better).
No sync'ing of Office settings (same as previous)
No peer sync'ing (don't store my gazillions of gigabytes of music in the cloud)
No ability to share files from Explorer (must go to the web to do it -- which has a great interface BTW).
As others have mentioned W8 will probably have app settings, favorites (desktop IE only), and the like built-in. I really hope for the rest of us they'll include those features in the desktop client.
Currently my setup is:
Desktops/W8 Tablet: SkyDrive client and Mesh client
Android phone: DropBox (sync to/from desktop) and 3rd party SkyDrive client
IMO, SkyDrive vs. G Drive (Winner, Loser):
SkyDrive: My stuff is my stuff, GDrive: My stuff is kinda their stuff.
GDrive: Sync'able Android client, SkyDrive: 3rd party Android client that downloads data only.
SkyDrive: 7GB (25GB) great for free, GDrive: 5GB is for wusses.
I think Microsoft has a winner on it's hands if it can finish migrating the Mesh stuff into the SkyDrive desktop client and release a real Android client. It would be great for W8 if they integrated the SkyDrive desktop client into Explorer and expose stuff like sharing options in the ribbon.