Today Microsoft has provided details about how SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud offering, will be integrated into the upcoming Windows 8 operating system.
The post goes into a great deal of detail, like Most Building Windows 8 Blog posts do, but here are a few key items from it:
- A SkyDrive Metro style app (available with Windows 8 Consumer Preview) – A fast, fluid, touch-first version of SkyDrive that makes it quick and easy to browse your files and access them via any Metro style app and the Share charm on Windows 8.
- Desktop sync (available soon for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 ) – The SkyDrive app now provides easy drag and drop upload and download access to your data, offline access and the power of Windows Explorer to manage files and folders. Oh, and we’re adding support for upload of files up to 2GB (a 20X increase).
- Fetching (remote access) (available soon for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 ) – Use your SkyDrive to safely and securely access, browse and stream files remotely from your PC via SkyDrive.com.
There are screenshots showing of the upcoming Metro style app as well as desktop integration with SkyDrive in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on the blog post.
Just nine days until the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available for download and then we will be able to try out all these new features ourselves.
Are you looking forward to trying out the Consumer Preview?