If you have not tried out Windows Sky Drive yet it is worth a look see. What is very cool about this is that it behaves just like Microsoft Office Word, if you are using word, or like any of the other Microsoft products that you are used to working with. This entry was written using Microsoft Sky Drive using Firefox 5.0, and there were no hitches or glitches with the use of it. It is nice seeing a product that is not Internet Explorer centric, and while this does not herald a new outlook on life for Microsoft, there are things that work better in IE than they do in Firefox, this is still an interesting foray into the entire online document, spreadsheet, and PowerPoint creation system that is a competitor to Google’s Document System. This might also make an interesting way to leverage the storage space between Google Docs and Microsoft SkyDrive without having to spend money for extra storage.
You get the full range of options that you would expect out of any Microsoft product when building or creating a document, with the additional bonus of being able to open this up directly in Microsoft Office if you need the horsepower of the full Word product, which few people will need. If you really do not want to fork over the couple of hundred of dollars for an office version, then this system makes sense, especially with the simple download that is similar between Google Docs and Microsoft SkyDrive.
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- Windows Live SkyDrive updated (onsoftware.en.softonic.com)
- Windows Live SkyDrive gets a Makeover! (obieosobalu.wordpress.com)
- Microsoft reveals HTML5 overhaul of Windows Live SkyDrive (winrumors.com)
- Microsoft SkyDrive: 25GB Free Cloud Storage. Now Mobile Browser Friendly (socialtimes.com)
(Cross-posted @ Techwag)