My files in the cloud using SkyDrive

I have been using the beta version of SkyDrive for a while now and I love it. I was a huge user of Live Mesh for its peer-to-peer synchronization capabilities. I am certain I will miss that feature but I understand the need to remove complexity and streamline features as the service scales to support 100s millions of users.

The Windows blog announced the upgraded services yesterday so I can now talk about it :-)… “Making personal cloud storage for Windows available anywhere, with the new SkyDrive

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I am paying $50/year for 100GB of space. That’s in addition to the 25GB I got for free so it’s not a bad deal at all. All my computers, including my iPad, Mac, and Windows Phone have access to the same files. I stopped using Dropbox as a result of SkyDrive’s new features and cheap storage.

Google announced Google Drive today. They have a very good integration story with their apps (similar to SkyDrive’s integration with the Web version of the Office apps). I am going to check it out. You can’t have enough replicas of your work :-)

Cloud storage rocks. Plus… Jim rocks for hosting my backups at the other side of the pond :-) (and I am hosting his)

Update

You have to looooove competition. Prices will only go down. More features will be added :-)