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Jeff Campbell
04-25-2012, 11:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/23/microsoft-takes-on-dropbox-with-skydrive-for-windows-mac-and-ios/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Techcrunch+(TechCrunch)' target='_blank'>http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/23/mi...ch+(TechCrunch)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"SkyDrive, Microsoft's online storage service, is one of the core elements of the company's cloud strategy."</em></p><p><img height="211" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1335288257.usr105634.jpg" style="margin-left: 61px; margin-right: 61px;" width="478" /></p><p>And now, with these <a href="https://apps.live.com/skydrive" target="_blank">new apps</a> for PCs, Windows Phone, Macs and iOS devices, Microsoft is making a play for Dropbox users. With these apps it adds a folder to your computer, and any changes to files in that folder are automatically sync'd to your iOS devices. But for new users it will cost you 18GB of storage since Microsoft is dropping the free storage amount from 25GB to 7GB. Microsoft says it's because less than 7GB is the amount most of their users have been utilizing. Another advantage for Windows users is the ability to stream or access files remotely via this app. I like the added functionality but not the decrease in storage. What are your thoughts, or do you even use Skydrive?</p>