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9 tips for working with SkyDrive on Windows PCs
We’ve received many comments and tweets about how people use SkyDrive everyday to access, create, and share across devices. In this post, Lia Yu , a product marketer on our team, shares a few of our favorite tips. - Anand Babu, Group Product Marketer, SkyDrive...
Fri, Jun 15 2012
Designing app-centric sharing for SkyDrive, part 1 of 2: Complexity of “simple”
A few weeks ago, we released an upgrade to SkyDrive.com that fundamentally changed the way you can share files and collaborate using SkyDrive. Omar Shahine gave a great overview in his blog post a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to dive into deeper detail about how our new, simple app-centric sharing...
Wed, Dec 21 2011
What to do with 57 billion photos
A look at trends in photos and videos A lot has changed in the three years since we launched the first Windows Live Photo Gallery . For starters, there are a lot more people taking photos. About 10 billion more photos will be taken in the US in 2010 than in 2007—rising from about 47 billion...
Fri, Apr 9 2010
Use Office Web Apps on SkyDrive to take over the world!
It’s been a pretty wild last 8 months since we launched the Office Web Apps Technical Preview on SkyDrive. We’ve had so much demand for the technical preview that we had to expand its availability , and we’ve seen a lot of excitement about the integration of our web apps with the Office 2010 Beta . And...
Mon, May 3 2010
Office Web Apps in Hotmail & SkyDrive available everywhere
Office Web Apps are now available to anyone using Hotmail or SkyDrive in Central and South America. This extends the service to people in 18 more countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay...
Wed, Mar 9 2011
Windows Live Mail helps you organize your life
As Piero mentioned in his blog post, we had two main goals when building the newest version of Windows Live: making everyday tasks simpler, and connecting Windows 7 to the cloud. In the new Windows Live Mail beta , we did a lot of work to make these goals a reality, and today I’d like to give you a quick...
Wed, Jul 7 2010
SkyDrive and Office: 7 tips for full-powered collaboration in the cloud across PCs and Macs
A few months ago, we shared a few challenges that customers have with today’s personal cloud storage services. College students in particular have unique needs that today’s services do not satisfy. While we continue to improve SkyDrive to meet their needs, today’s SkyDrive can already...
Tue, Jan 17 2012
Preview of the new Windows Live Messenger
We’ve spent the last few months posting about how we look at the industry, the key customer problems that are top-of-mind for us, and where we think we can improve the lives of our customers. Today in a speech at the Universidade de São Paulo in Brazil, Steve Ballmer is sharing a preview of the new Windows...
Wed, Apr 28 2010
The Huffington Post makes it easier for Hotmail users to share their favorite articles
A key goal of the revamped developer platform is to make it easier for websites to integrate Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger into their sites in ways that are meaningful and beneficial. One site that has taken advantage of our platform in this manner is The Huffington Post . The Huffington Post is a...
Fri, Sep 2 2011
Privacy is not dead
Wanting privacy is not about needing something to hide. It’s about wanting to maintain control. Often, privacy isn't about hiding; it's about creating space to open up. If you remember that privacy is about maintaining a sense of control, you can understand why Privacy is Not Dead. There are good reasons...
Fri, Apr 2 2010
Introducing SkyDrive for iPhone and Windows Phone
SkyDrive is your personal cloud for your documents, notes, photos and videos. Move your files into SkyDrive and immediately they’re available from any web browser anywhere in the world. As we detailed a few days ago , there have been a number of recent updates to SkyDrive.com to improve how you share...
Tue, Dec 13 2011
As we look at usage patterns for people who use Windows Live Photos , Messenger , and other online services, we've seen the emergence of a broad pattern that has been shaping our thinking as we work on new versions of our products. What we see is an explosion of sharing – and of its natural consequence...
Thu, Mar 25 2010
Designing app-centric sharing for SkyDrive, part 2 of 2: Rebuilding permissions
One of the biggest changes we made to the recent SkyDrive release was how we deal with permissions on files and folders. Making these underlying changes to our service without impacting customers is a bit like replacing the engines on an airplane while it’s flying. The technical challenges were tremendous...
Thu, Dec 22 2011
Giving you more meaningful choices to control your privacy
A few months ago I authored a post that sets the context for some of the privacy discussion that’s currently happening, and how we think about privacy in Windows Live. This post describes the new privacy features in Windows Live , including a new way to differentiate between sharing with your close friends...
Thu, Jun 17 2010
Windows Live Sync beta blends the best of Sync and Mesh
If you've been following us closely, you know we've had two different synchronization services: Windows Live Sync and Live Mesh beta . We’ve heard two things loud and clear. First, people who use either Sync or Mesh rely on the services every day to connect them back to their PCs and sync...
Thu, Jun 10 2010
Hotmail, Office 365 and now Facebook betting on Office Web Apps
At Hotmail, we’re excited about the incredible reception that our customers have given the Office Web Apps. Since rolling out our Office Web Apps integration this summer , we’ve seen millions of people view, share, and edit Office docs right from their Hotmail inbox – over a quarter of a billion docs...
Mon, Nov 15 2010
Office is now live on SkyDrive!
Over the last few months, we've gotten incredible feedback from the hundreds of thousands of users in our Office Web Apps Technical Preview. We’ve been busy incorporating much of that feedback, and today, Office Web Apps on SkyDrive are now available to everyone in the US, UK, Canada, and Ireland...
Mon, Jun 7 2010
SkyDrive - designing personal cloud storage for billions of people
SkyDrive has grown tremendously since we launched in 2007, and recently, we've made a number of updates to SkyDrive: In June we overhauled our website and used the latest browser standards to simplify our photos and documents experience, while also making it much faster . We also added co-authoring...
Tue, Nov 22 2011
SkyDrive keeps Office formatting beautifully intact in the cloud
You may have heard about a plug-in announced yesterday by Google. Our friends on the Office Web Apps team have a great blog post that explains our approach to connecting Office to the cloud using SkyDrive , whether you use Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010 or Office for Mac. Once you upload your...
Fri, Feb 25 2011
Don’t wait for your cloud - use Hotmail and SkyDrive today on your PC, Mac, or Phone
Microsoft is committed to offering cloud services that deliver access to your information across devices and platforms. Hotmail provides sync of mail, calendar and contacts across devices, and SkyDrive gives you access to up to 25GB of documents, photos, and videos from anywhere in the world through...
Tue, Jun 7 2011
Messenger Connect is out of beta and available worldwide
Continuing with our ongoing partnering strategy , Messenger Connect enables our 500 million users to easily share what they’re doing across the web with their friends in Messenger & Hotmail. It also makes it easy for our partners to embed the world’s largest instant messaging network right into their...
Thu, Oct 14 2010
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