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April 23, 2012 at 4:11 PM

SkyDrive is getting all Dropbox-y

Microsoft today announced several new features for SkyDrive, the company’s personal cloud service.

Among the new features, which are available for preview and download now for Windows desktop and Mac OS X Lion:

  • Users can drag and drop files into SkyDrive, just as they would any other file in Windows Explorer or Mac Finder. Once in the SkyDrive folder, files are uploaded to the cloud and any changes you make on those files — through your desktop or laptop computer or any mobile devices — stay in sync. This is similar to the popular Dropbox personal cloud service.
  • Users can access, browse and stream files from a remote PC to almost anywhere by fetching them via SkyDrive.com, according to the official Building Windows 8 blog.

In addition, there are updates to SkyDrive for iOS and Windows Phone, including iPad support; the ability to move, rename and delete files straight from your mobile device; and landscape support.

SkyDrive customers will also be able to buy up to 100 GB of additional storage.

A download link is available here.

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