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SkyDrive.com improved for better sharing, touch and new HTML5 features

Microsoft this week rolled out several updates to its web-based cloud storage service, SkyDrive.com, bringing improved support for sharing, drag-&-drop, touch-enabled devices, and new HTML5 features.

Microsoft’s Omar Shahine announced the new updates in a new article at the Windows Blog.

You now have a single, unified view into how each of your files is shared so you can more easily control who has access to your files. We’ve also added more HTML5 features for touch devices making the SkyDrive experience faster and more fluid across devices and we’ve introduced more drag-and-drop capabilities to make it easier to manage your files, photos and documents. — Shahine points out.

Let’s dive in to the new features:

Improved sharing

SkyDrive provides many ways to share your files — Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, email, or just by creating a link. Now, all the sharing-related info tasks are unified in a single page, very similar to how Windows 8 shows notifications over the page.

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Touch improvements

The future is all about touchscreen like we are starting to see more in Windows 8/RT devices. This also makes it a priority for cloud service providers to deliver the same flexibility to perform any task through a web browser with touch as when using a keyboard and mouse. In this update, the software giant has incorporated the ability to select one or multiple items by simply swiping on the file.

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Better Drag-&-Drop

In this update, Microsoft is adding drag-and-drop support to the SkyDrive.com interface. Now it really feels like a native app.

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The company is also saying that its cloud storage service has a hand full of new improvements that are invisible to the end-users, but they assure that will make the SkyDrive.com experience “faster and more reliable”. You can see all these new updates now by signing in to your account.

Source Windows Blog