Microsoft are continuing to develop the SkyDrive service with it being a core part of the Windows 8 vision and yesterday on the Windows Team blog they talked about the update coming to the the Windows and Mac versions of their SkyDrive apps.

    • SkyDrive for Windows desktop will power a cool new feature in the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview, available the first week of June. Right from the Photos app in Windows 8, you can fetch photos stored on your other PCs that have SkyDrive installed – no matter where you are or how many terabytes of photos you have stored on the PC you are accessing. We’ll have more to say about this shortly, so stay tuned.
    • SkyDrive for OS X Lion no longer shows an app icon in the dock when running. We’ve definitely heard the feedback that it wasn’t necessary.
    • Your SkyDrive folder now updates more quickly and reliably when changes are made on other devices, including
    • The limit on the number of total files in the SkyDrive folder created by the apps has been raised from 150,000 to a whopping 10 million! This should unblock some power users from easily adding lots of files to their SkyDrive folder.
    • We made lots of smaller bug fixes to improve overall reliability.

It’s good to see development continuing with SkyDrive as it replaces Mesh as Microsoft’s cloud storage service.

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