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SkyDrive gets no love?

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  • magicalclick

    @blowdart:

    yeah, I saw the news on Sino. My concern now is,

    1) will it causes law suits, similar how it was with IE and WMP?

    2) will the law suits interfere with the development, like WMP is stuck?

    3) will it affect SkyDrive development because it is tied to OS (limited release cycle instead of more flexible WL Essentials cycle)?

    4) what about my Windows 7?

    5) same old question, can I see Mesh in SkyDrive instead of Windows Live Devices? (Or will Mesh disappear? What about my Windows 7 Mesh again?)

     

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  • AndyC

    @magicalclick:

    1) Who knows? But I think other providers could write their own versions with the same level of integration, if my understanding of the Metro stuff is correct. Let's hope that is the way things go rather than yet more lawsuits. Hopefully the fact that Apple have already gone down this route to some extent can be used to counteract any issues.

    3) Was WL Essentials ever updated that frequently? I don't think I ever noticed if it was.

    4) The desktop client is coming to Windows 7 (and even Vista)

    5) If I'm reading the Building 8 blog correctly they've finally just made Mesh and Skydrive just one big thing. At least I hope so.

  • magicalclick

    @AndyC:

    oh yeah, just got back from the Blog, 4) works with Win7 and Vista.

    So, based on that, #5 is mostly just replace Mesh App with SkyDrive App.

    as for #3, yeah, it doesn't update too often, but, it is still better by itself.

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  • blowdart

    I can't comment on unreleased software, especially from a team I don't sit in. I've pointed out this thread to others to see if they will chime in.

  • spivonious

    I think the new features are just what Skydrive needs. I only wish there was client for XP, but I guess I can always grab the files from a browser.

  • evildictait​or

    , spivonious wrote

    I only wish there was client for XP...

    XP is more than 10 years old and Microsoft doesn't write code for it anymore. If you want to write your own though, go ahead.

  • spivonious

    @evildictaitorCrying

    Even just being able to map a network drive to it would be fine; I don't need the syncing functions. If I could put Win7 on my work machine, I would.

  • magicalclick

    , spivonious wrote

    I think the new features are just what Skydrive needs. I only wish there was client for XP, but I guess I can always grab the files from a browser.

    to make you feel not losing much, I am going to do that on my Win7 as well. I would sync my existing Mesh folders, but, for the photos, I prefer to upload photos (specifically photos) manually. So, you are not doing much different than me, hehe.

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  • cbae

    New SkyDrive features.

  • magicalclick

    I noticed the new link "View Synced Folders, OHHHH YEEEEEESSSSS....."

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  • Sven Groot

    @magicalclick: It still just takes you to the "Devices" page, where you still don't have access to the normal Skydrive features.

    Is it too much to ask that I can drop a Word document into a folder Mesh is syncing with SkyDrive, and then open it with the Word web app in SkyDrive?

    Hopefully Andy is right and they're finally going to unify this whole mess when Win8 comes around. Not holding my breath, though.

  • magicalclick

    @Sven Groot:

    Based on the Blog, I suspect Mesh will be gone anyway. But, in the mean time, I am glad they added the link. At least they listened and made it easier, especially knowing Mesh doesn't have many days left. The Link is placed in a very unexpected place though, probably because it is about to be deprecated, so, I will just accept that.

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  • Ion Todirel

    If I recall it doesn't work out of the box and you have to put effort to get similar functionality ala Dropbox, additionally it only allows one connection per account IIRC, so if OneNote is already connected using the public API or whatever (the funny looking link), then another tool cannot. That is enough, at least for me, to avoid it. The power of defaults.

    Speaking as an end user of course Smiley

  • exoteric

    I haven't seen a SkyDrive client that didn't suck immensely. The Dropbox client (and site) is just fluent niceness in comparison. It's been frustrating because SkyDrive has so much more free capacity. That said, the Building Windows 8 SkyDrive post appears to show that we'll finally have a nice Windows experience with SkyDrive. A tad late but I'll take it.

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