As of late, much of the talk about has been about Google and their Google Drive and this is understandable considering the fact that this is a new service that is on the way and by most accounts, one that will launch next week.
However, Google is not the only company to offer cloud storage and one earlier entry into this field, namely Microsoft is making some news with their own cloud service. SkyDrive has received some updates today and with it, customers can expect a few new features that will improve usability. These updates not only increase the number of file formats that the service now supports, but they also allow you to share files more efficiently.
To begin with, Microsoft has introduced support for ODF or the Open Document Format. As such, SkyDrive now has compatibility with XML file formats, a format that is used by a number of different word processing software packages. In addition to this, users will now see an increase in the amount of data that can be uploaded through a browser in a single shot. Gone is the earlier limit which has now been increased to 300MB. SkyDrive users will now also be able to easily share files with the micro-blogging site Twitter with URL shortening now in place using Microsoft’s sdrv.ms service.
With Google about to launch their own service shortly, it’s important for Microsoft to make their service as attractive as possible and new features is certainly one way of doing this.