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What are your thoughts on Microsoft SkyDrive, cloud storage and syncing service as a whole thus far?

Good stuff. Microsoft today announced that its cloud storage and syncing service, SkyDrive, has reached a significant milestone and now host more than 1 billion documents. Company has also tweaked its online collaboration tool so that users can now view and edit their Office documents without a Microsoft account.

This is obviously a pretty powerful collaboration feature — proving that the service is constantly growing and catching up in popularity!!!

On the other hand main competitor like Dropbox, has more than 100,000,000 users and they save one billion files every 24 hours.

In a blog post, Sarah Filman, who’s the lead program manager for SkyDrive, “Recently, we reached a big milestone; our customers are now storing over a billion Office documents on SkyDrive! We’re really excited about the feedback we’ve seen around the new version of Office and the deep integration of SkyDrive,”

The new versions of Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365, which provide web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote —- is now tightly integrated with SkyDrive.

With the new feature in SkyDrive and the Office Web Apps that offers an easier way to share and edit documents by not requiring users to sign in with their Microsoft account.

“One piece of feedback we’ve consistently heard, especially from students, is that our current SkyDrive edit links can be frustrating for recipients when they find that they need to sign in or sign up for a Microsoft account just to make a quick edit to the document,” Filman wrote.

Here are few cloud storage and syncing service:

Google Drive: +Google Drive lets you collaborate, share, and edit your documents & files in real-time. You can also download Google Drive for your Mac/PC to sync documents stored on your Mac or PC to the cloud.

Dropbox : Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs and videos anywhere and share them easily. Anything you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones, and even the Dropbox website.

Microsoft SkyDrive : SkyDrive is the place to store your files so you can access them from virtually any device. With SkyDrive for Android, you can now easily access and share files on the go. You can also upload photos or videos from your phone to SkyDrive.
Syncplicity : Syncplicity gives you seamless and automatic access to your documents, files and shared folders no matter where you are working. It is fully integrated into the file system of your PC or Mac natively. Native applications for the iPhone, iPad and Android give you access your files on the road. And they allow you to update content with your favorite mobile apps and then sync to your other devices.
Huddle: Huddle is the most comprehensive platform for collaborating on content in the cloud. With Huddle you can create multiple client extranets, brand assets storage, secure collaboration platforms or research knowledgebases. Huddle is the #1 SharePoint alternative for enterprise collaboration and content management in the cloud and is used by more than 100,000 intelligent businesses globally.


Egnyte : Whether leveraging local storage or using the cloud, Egnyte combines security, scalability and control for IT with intuitive file sharing for users. No more rogue cloud sharing, VPN hassles, or security holes. Achieve in-the-office performance with powerful collaboration using any device.

ShareFile : ShareFile is the easiest way to share big business files with one person or a hundred. Just click the “Send a File” link on the navigation bar, enter an email address and click to upload your file.

Cubby :  Sync unlimited folders across computers without using your cloud storage. You can sync folders among your own computers so all your files are always at your fingertips. It also lets you securely sync with others so your friends and colleagues always have the same files and are always on the same page.

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