Rumor: SkyDrive Planning to Offer Paid Storage Plans, and Offer PC / OS X Apps

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pratikrawankar

try Dropbox

http://db.tt/bTg9VVO

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Cregan89

This article is actually quite incorrect about many things. There is a Windows and Mac OS X client application already, it's called Windows Live Mesh. And while I've never seen the Mac OS X version, the Windows version is absolutely integrated with SkyDrive and is actually vastly superior to Dropbox, except for one very important fact, SkyDrive doesn't have very good cross platform support. No Linux support of any kind (not even Android), and only works on Windows Vista and up (No Windows XP). iOS support is very new but a huge leap forward.

The current version of Live Mesh let's you choose existing directories and sync them to SkyDrive, so that all the files are accessible offline, or you can sync to other specific PC's directly without ever going through SkyDrive. The ability to pay for extra storage is a necessity though, so it's great to hear that it's finally coming.

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wolf17

So i tested the Live Mesh syncing thing out, and it does work; however, you can only sync 5GB of files and not the full 25 GB of SkyDrive space. My 9 GB photo folder backup was a no-go using this method :(.

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eastbayrae

It's biggest downside is no syncing like Sugarsync. I shouldn't have to manually sync files/folders via mapped drives. There are still numerous issues with it. After I mapped the drive I tried adding files to it and got the error, 'Location is no longer on A:'. I logged into to SkyDrive and saw the location was still still. I really want this system to work for me but it just fails miserably. I still use SugarSync, even though it is tiny compared to SkyDrive.

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philipa25

You mean other than live mesh, right? Live mesh works on Windows and OSX and does syncing of local folder and skydrive

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0ly1r3m@1ns

what! no Linux client forgetting tux is a very bad decision M$

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pcguy94

What self-respecting linux user would use a microsoft product?!

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d3v

Most Linux users use Microsoft fonts. I am viewing this web page with true type fonts made available for free by MS!

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pratikrawankar

I think ,in future Microsoft will allow windows 8 Ultimate cloud storage xx GB > prof > premium user

check here
for trick
http://www.howtogeek.com/56096/how-to-use-skydrives-25-gb-as-a-mapped-drive-for-easy-access/

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mattatooski

The drag and drop functionality of Dropbox is so much better than Skydrive. Microsoft really need to do something like that. it would make a world of difference.

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Engelsstaub

Sounds better than the monumentally useless and nearly pointless iCloud.

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