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    In just over 100 days since Office Web Apps launched , more than 20 million people in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Ireland have used them – including Hotmail , Office 2010 , and SkyDrive . With more than 25,000 comments so far, we're releasing more new features today, shaped directly by your feedback...
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    We’ve talked about our approach to connecting the file cloud, app cloud and device cloud. A key part of the work we are doing in the app cloud is to bring the benefits of cloud-based file sharing to email apps. In this post, Lia Yu, a product marketer on the SkyDrive team, describes the problems people...
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    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...
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    In our last update , we used HTML5 to make SkyDrive faster for browsing and accessing your files from anywhere, on any browser. But we know that many of you want to do more than just store documents on SkyDrive - you also want to share and collaborate. Today, I’m thrilled to join the Office team in announcing...
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    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...
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    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...
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    We hope you’ve had a chance to try the new version of SkyDrive that we shipped a few weeks ago. You probably noticed that the performance of the web experience has been dramatically improved and redesigned for simplicity. In this post, I’m going to cover a few of the things we did to make the new SkyDrive...
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    This week, we’ve seen a welcome update from Dropbox, a new chapter for SkyDrive and the long awaited emergence of Google Nessie. Is it only Wednesday? We’re very encouraged by the response we’ve received this week, and it’s hard not to be pretty happy when we hear positive feedback on all of the improvements...
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    Back in January, we released the first version of Microsoft OneNote app for iPhone. Today, the OneNote team has announced that there’s a new version available (1.2) which introduces search, shared notebooks, and more customization options. OneNote app for iPhone will now also be available in 5 additional...
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    The last time I planned a summer trip with a group of friends, it was a long process that involved picking the right dates, finding hotels, and looking for activities to do once we got there. It was all pretty disorganized, with long email threads and multiple copies of documents that people had been...
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    This post has been updated to correct an error in the example showing how to upload a text file via HTTP POST. With the announcements on Windows Store we wanted to share new work we were doing to help developers on Windows, Windows Phone and other platforms use SkyDrive in their applications. A few months...
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    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...
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    Earlier this year, we shared a few tips for students to work together with SkyDrive and Office on important projects—without compromising formatting or features. We heard great feedback and we look forward to sharing winners from our Collaboration Challenge soon! Increasingly, we see students and teachers...
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    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...
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    If you’ve been using the Office Web Apps since our release last week and saw some of the changes to the new Hotmail that we began rolling out this week, you’ll realize why, like everyone here on the Windows Live team, I love the web. I especially love how web apps like SkyDrive and Hotmail let me work...
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    Today, many SkyDrive users may notice an automatic update to SkyDrive for Windows (Version 16.4.6003.0710). Most of the changes in this update aren't really visible. Millions of people depend on SkyDrive to automatically sync files, so as with most updates, this one improves performance, reliability...
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    On Monday, we released preview versions of SkyDrive for Windows and Mac , along with updates for iOS and Windows Phone. With SkyDrive on your desktop, you can now access files in the cloud right from any of your PC or Mac apps. And since we launched our API , we’ve been excited to see mobile, web, and...
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    As we design SkyDrive to reach billions of people , we know it’s important that your files are automatically available across Windows devices, while being accessible on a broad range of devices. With Windows Phone, your SkyDrive files are automatically available from the Office and Pictures...
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    When we launched Windows Live SkyDrive in August of 2007, we had the clear goal to make sharing easier and better for anybody on the Internet. But offering free storage to the world is a risky proposition – the list of services that have tried to do this and failed is long. So we took it slow, starting...
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    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...
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    In the past, we’ve talked about how SkyDrive is more than just a place to store your files. While you can put any file in your SkyDrive and access it from anywhere, SkyDrive is also a platform for apps like Microsoft OneNote 2010 to build on. The ubiquity of SkyDrive means that if you’re...
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    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...