Microsoft gives Skydrive cloud service a facelift
After showing off the recent Office suite and Outlook , Microsoft is prepared to position forth its improved cloud storage services. Within the latest post at the Microsoft blog, the software giant has revealed that SkyDrive.com will now sport a brand new, modern design for desktop and tablet browsers, together with features comparable to instant search, contextual toolbar, thumbnail multi-select, drag-and-drop organization, and content sorting. The SkyDrive for Windows desktop and OS X is enhanced with faster uploads and various performance improvements. Microsoft also mentions within the blog post, the SkyDrive for Android app useful for accessing, uploading and sharing content from Android phones.
“With the update to SkyDrive.com that’s rolling out over the subsequent 24 hours, we’ve taken a similar DNA from the SkyDrive Windows 8 app and taken that to the internet. We’ve updated nearly 100 pc of the SkyDrive UI to supply a quick and fluid web experience on all browsers and devices,” adds the blog. The recent instant search feature enables users to quickly search a file anywhere within the SkyDrive, including the content of Office documents which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The contextual toolbar have been crafted to make common actions and commands easier. The hot update also improves how one interacts with their stuff, by moving the various common commands into the toolbar on the top of the page. Users can select multiple files in thumbnail view, rearrange photos the style they need, and drag and drop files and folders.
Microsoft has added sorting functionality to its cloud storage in order that users can customize and save the type order for any folder. “As lots of you understand, Windows Phone users may have all of the photos they tackle their phones automatically sent to the SkyDrive camera roll folder. I actually have 1,411 photos on this folder, and it was once a pain to get to the newest photo. We now default to sorting by newest to oldest, which should make viewing your camera roll significantly better,” the blog post states.
The company has streamlined the photo upload path leading to a faster bulk photo upload experience. SkyDrive for Windows desktop and OS X can even get an update over the process the week. According to feedback from users, SkyDrive was made faster and more efficient for a few key scenarios. “We fascinated about photo uploads and searching out changes on your local SkyDrive folder. As with every performance discussion, “your mileage may vary,” as actual performance is dependent upon a number of factors including hardware, connection upload/ download speed, network congestion, content type, distance to the service data center, and other factors,” says the blog.