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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Microsoft Releases SkyDrive for Mac Reply with quote

Microsoft Releases SkyDrive for Mac
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Microsoft has announced the release of SkyDrive for Mac, a new application that allows Lion users to access their cloud storage service. With it, you can drag-and-drop files right into your SkyDrive from the Finder. Your photos, documents and other important files. Users are initially given 7GB worth of free storage with SkyDrive. Plans of 20GB, 50GB and 100GB are also available as paid upgrades, with pricing starting at $10 per year.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, but I'm waiting for Google Drive. I haven't given up on iCloud either yet. Even though it's mostly being used for syncing contacts, mail and PhotoStream these days.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This could end up being a nice one two punch for Microsoft because the Skydrive apps for the iPhone and iPad are really solid.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! I also have 25GB for being an old user. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, I'll give it a try.

I like how members of this forum, always display a mature attitude and keep an open mind. On most Mac forums members would put more time and effort into slamming Microsoft, rather than trying the service.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great. ...so does that mean OneNote for Mac is next?

That's the one piece of software that keeps me going back to a Windows machine.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I like how members of this forum, always display a mature attitude and keep an open mind. On most Mac forums members would put more time and effort into slamming Microsoft, rather than trying the service.

+1

I'm open to checking out the service as well. Plus, I haven't been approved for a Google Drive account. I also like that this puts pressure on Dropbox to offer more free storage and shift their pricing. There are some gaps between the free plan and 50GB plan (@$10 a month) if you ask me.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

g5g5 wrote:
Bandit Bill wrote:
I like how members of this forum, always display a mature attitude and keep an open mind. On most Mac forums members would put more time and effort into slamming Microsoft, rather than trying the service.

+1

I'm open to checking out the service as well. Plus, I haven't been approved for a Google Drive account. I also like that this puts pressure on Dropbox to offer more free storage and shift their pricing. There are some gaps between the free plan and 50GB plan (@$10 a month) if you ask me.


It's interesting that Google now has the service as well. It's already been well accepted. Walt Mossberg gave it a good review.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thrilled that Microsoft and Google are entering the market. Competition is a good thing for the market place and consumers in the long run. I love Dropbox and I'm sure the competition will make it better (increased GB) and hopeful that iCloud will improve as well. That said I don't plan on using either, mainly I don't need all that much more storage space for what I do and Dropbox seems to be pretty much universally integrated in most programs/apps that I need.

I abandoned all things Google a while ago, and I've found most Mac Microsoft products to be missing key elements/features and find that most seem rather half baked these days.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y-Guy wrote:
I abandoned all things Google a while ago, and I've found most Mac Microsoft products to be missing key elements/features and find that most seem rather half baked these days.

I agree for the most part. That being said, I haven't abandoned Chrome. I think it's the best browser out there by far. Not to mention the fastest.

I'm excited about Drive as well. Just need an invite from them to get started.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using it for a couple days since my last comment. It's really nice. It also integrates nicely with Office and the iOS apps. I don't know how well Google Drive works, but I'm sold. Sometimes Microsoft just surprises you and makes nice stuff. This would be an example in my book.
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