Microsoft brings the heat to iCloud, touts superiority

Microsoft recently released its heavily overhauled SkyDrive cloud storage service with a suite of new applications across many platforms and devices. If you use OS X, you might be pondering why you should use SkyDrive instead of Apple’s iCloud storage service.

If you have been wondering this deep philosophical question, Microsoft has put together several videos that the company hopes will persuade you to use its service as opposed to iCloud.

The first stop on the persuasion train is with Office for Mac. The productivity suite is a key component of Microsoft’s software portfolio on OS X and combining the power of SkyDrive and Office is a natural fit. In the video below, you can see how Microsoft positions SkyDrive with its Office product to provide a superior experience to that of iCloud.

If you need help moving from iDisk to SkyDrive, Microsoft has you covered there as well too. They put together this page and are even running a pomo that if you tweet using the hash tag #iDisktoSkyDrive you could win an iPad, Mac sleeves or iPhone covers.

If you need even more reasons to switch to SkyDrive from iCloud, you can checkout Microsoft’s page here that gives all the reasons Microsoft including:

With SkyDrive, you can access or manage any file from anywhere. It doesn’t matter whether the file is a document, photo, video, PDF, or anything else—just drag files to the SkyDrivefolder on your Mac and they’ll automatically be available on your iPhone, iPad, or PC. If you don’t have your devices with you, you can still access, view, or edit any file by signing in to SkyDrive.com on any browser.

Microsoft is making a strong push with SkyDrive as it knows that consumers are wakening up to the benefits to using Cloud storage. With iCloud, Google Drive, SkyDrive, DropBox and other services, the field is already crowded and Microsoft is hoping to persuade you to place you documents on its platters. 

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