Need access to your files on the go? Microsoft SkyDrive has been a good option for a while now, and now it's even easier to use right from your mobile phone.
Adam Ireland, Product Manager for Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and SkyDrive will be presenting at Connecting Up 2012: Unleashing the Power of Your Nonprofit in May on how not-for-profits can use free tools to work better. Below is a sneak peek at one of the tools available, Microsoft SkyDrive.
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. There have been a number of recent updates to SkyDrive.com to improve how you share with others, manage your files and folders, and browse through your stuff blazingly fast utilizing the latest web technologies (like HTML5 and CSS3).
Yet as devices proliferate, having a great experience on the web is only one piece of a pretty complex puzzle. As people start to rely more on their smartphones, the need to be able to access files on-the-go is important. People are choosing where to put their files based on how portable and accessible they are across the various devices they use; therefore, it’s critical that we continue to extend the SkyDrive experience to the devices you use every day.
SkyDrive is also now available at your fingertips right from your mobile device.
Windows Phone: With the recent release of Windows Phone 7.5 (“Mango”), we focused on deeply integrating SkyDrive into the phone itself through the Pictures and Office hubs. This integration isn’t surface-level—SkyDrive is integrated into the apps you use, along with core phone functions.
iPhone: We have a long history of supporting iPhone customers with built-in support for Hotmail and with apps like Bing, Messenger, OneNote (with SkyDrive sync), and now Skype. On the iPhone, we’ve taken the next step by making the new SkyDrive app for iPhone available in 32 languages worldwide.
Browse your entire SkyDrive—documents, photos, any and all of your files
Being able to see all your folders and files (of all types) is important for SkyDrive users, as it helps facilitate sharing and file management.
Share any SkyDrive folder or file with one or more people
Pick a file of any type, or even a folder, and share it with as many people as you like. This uses the same “Get a link” mechanism as SkyDrive.com does—you can give the recipients view-only or view-and-edit permissions to your file.
Manage your SkyDrive
Organizing your folders and files just the way you like it is now possible with the SkyDrive app. Create a new folder for a new project or photo album, or delete old files or folders that you no longer need.