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    Default Introducing SkyDrive for the modern web, built using HTML5

    Key points of the SkyDrive "25 Gig drive in the cloud" update with more to come later:

    Faster
    Easier to Navigate
    More beautiful and fluid for photos

    If you don't have the update yet, don't worry, it is being rolled out. I got the update and it is indeed much faster and easier to navigate!

    See the Windows Team Blog post for details about the update: Introducing SkyDrive for the modern web, built using HTML5.




    More information: Windows Live SkyDrive
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    I have not needed to use SkyDrive as yet, but these changes look welcome. Does it allow or is there any desktop app which allows you to directly upload a file from your context menu or a drag and drop, to SkyDrive? Something like Dropbox has?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    I have not needed to use SkyDrive as yet, but these changes look welcome. Does it allow or is there any desktop app which allows you to directly upload a file from your context menu or a drag and drop, to SkyDrive? Something like Dropbox has?
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    You can also use Windows Live Mesh to sync folders on SkyDrive. Windows Live Mesh: Sync folders on SkyDrive.

    It is also easy to get to SkyDrive with Internet Explorer 9 using Pinned Sites and Jump Lists.

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    L.W.: Then I hope everyone has something to look forward to

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    Here's the complete Changelog to the new SkyDrive -
    Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of SkyDrive (New Windows Live SkyDrive : Features and Review ) built using HTML5 for the
    modern web.

    For those who are interested in the nitty gritty, here’s the changelog as
    provided by the SkyDrive team -
    SkyDrive ver 16.0 (Build 1648.0617)

    Site -
    • New layout, look and feel and site architecture
    • SSL enabled on all authenticated pages
    • Clean URLs (Removed most of the junk from the URLs)
    • SkyDrive can now be pinned to your Windows 7 taskbar with jumplists (IE9)
    • Header now says SkyDrive
    • What’s new feed for docs and photos removed
    • Upload file size limit now 100 MB
    • Moved to edge-to-edge layout to take advantage of larger screens
    • Reduced size of Header to give more room to your content
    • New mobile views for all Photos / Docs experiences

    Photos -
    • Brand new Photos experience
    • HTML 5 Videos playback
    • Thumbnails generated for H.264 video
    • CSS3 Transitions for albums and 1-up view
    • Photo album thumbnails now “pulse”
    • Thumbnails generated for all photo sizes (previously limited to 5000px)
    • Support for aspect ratio thumbnails (including panorama)

    Docs -
    • Icons for PDFs filetypes
    • Recent document includes more items
    • Open in Office Client from SkyDrive now gives you the option to install
      Office 2010 trial using Click-to-Run technology
    • Performance improvements to the Office Web Apps in IE9
    • Details view now supports touch

    Groups -
    • SkyDrive Groups now appear in the left nav giving you one click access to
      Group Content

    (Source- meraTechPort )

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