Also the new SkyDrive App/Web-Site look really cool. I haven't used it in a while but this is much better than it used to be.
Thanks for the pointer -- an extra 18 gig is not to be passed up
Yes! They've released the desktop app, it's only taken them 4.5 years to release the feature that actually will actually make it useful. I'm finally going to be supplementing my external hard drive based back up with cloud based back up - finding a service that would provide both enough space and sync large enough files conveniently for free has always been an issue (yes, I'm a cheapskate anything really important I've just kept backed up to my uni account ).
And while they suggest that the average user won't need more than 7Gb I think that may change with the release of the app. Also the graph they provide probably includes all those accounts that are never used (which I suspect is the majority since the lack of a desktop app has massively impaired Skydrive's usefulness).
Awesome, thanks for the heads up.
And whoa, the Skydrive app! I can't think of a single advantage Dropbox has over Skydrive now. Who would've thought?
Thanks for the heads-up! Account upgraded.
Great. I just did it and got my brother to do it too. I just installed the Windows app and I'm uploading a whole bunch of stuff. It's nice to finally be able to upload multiple folders all at once.
Don't forget to upgrade all your accounts - especially if you made a new one just for Windows 8. I almost forgot about that.
well, its not 'extra 18 gig', it is just taking back what I used to have before, oh they just shrinked the size with an 'upgrade' ? and it requires immediate action for me to take it back ? in a limited time ? WTF ?
IMHO they can lower the size limit for 'new' users, but shrinking the size for 'existing' users is not a good decision, although its a free service.
BTW, why not use number '8' as the cloud stroage size for Windows '8' ?
The desktop app is weird. Rather than allowing me access to my SkyDrive files directly, it seems to be a sync client. So now I've got Mesh synced storage, and the SkyDrive app syncs the rest? And since I also have stuff synced with Mesh only between computers and not SkyDrive, I have to run both.
Why wasn't this integrated with Mesh? Why does MS always makes it seem like their left hand doesn't know what their right hand is doing?
So how do we sync stuff between PCs but not to SkyDrive? How do we sync separate folders like VS's code snippets? That's what I'm using Mesh for (and FolderShare before it).
You can track Skydrive into doing it with Symbolic Links. Very manual though
Can't figure out how to grant permissions on a folder using the windows app. Easy enough through the web interface ... am i missing something?
Done. Thanks for the info.
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