Microsoft launches SkyDrive Pro Windows 8 and iOS apps

While Windows 8 users have been able to access SkyDrive via dedicated Windows 8 and iOS apps for some time, business and enterprise users of Office 365 have not had the same privilege. That changed today as Microsoft released Windows 8 and iOS apps for SkyDrive Pro.

Microsoft's Office blog has download links ready for both the Windows 8 and iOS SkyDrive Pro apps, both of which are made specifically to upload, view and access SkyDrive files for Office 365 users that also have SharePoint. The blog states:

You can use the SkyDrive Pro apps to view documents in your SkyDrive Pro folder, select specific content to take offline when you are traveling or have low bandwidth, organize your content by creating new folders, and upload new content and share with others.

Microsoft has big future plans for SkyDrive, as we reported earlier this week from the BUILD 2013 conference. With the upcoming launch of Windows 8.1, Microsoft will integrate SkyDrive more deeply into the OS including making SkyDrive the default file storage location for Office documents. It will also automatically sync the file and folder structure of a user's online account for Windows 8.1.

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Uh I wish they would hurry up and finish the wave 15 upgrades for 365 dosnt seem to be compatible with 14

Still at

Office 365 service upgrade
Sorry, we have to postpone your upgrade. We will send you an email with a new date as soon your upgrade is re-scheduled. Find out what's new in Office 365

Where do you see that notice? Mine is also showing the old version, they emailed me last week the checklist again which got me excited to update but still no option in my sharepoint area to update and it shows that "Prepare for takeoff!

Upgrade is currently disabled for your site collection. Please check back later to see if it has been unlocked for you. " notice.

Great, even more convenience for NSA to get users' data onto their PRISM servers in Fort Mede... No thanks MS, you and your SkyDrive solution can go F itself, going to make and maintain my own cloud server for my personal data!

You realize that by posting that comment, the NSA PRISM server flagged you and they are now escalating you to the Tier 2 watchlist.

-=MagMan=- said,
Great, even more convenience for NSA to get users' data onto their PRISM servers in Fort Mede... No thanks MS, you and your SkyDrive solution can go F itself, going to make and maintain my own cloud server for my personal data!

Do you have a cell phone? Then you have no privacy. Do you have a computer? Uh uh. Seriously, get a clue.

ObiWanToby said,
This is confusing.

How?

SkyDrive = Personal cloud storage (Kind of like iCloud on steroids). Syncs your settings across Windows 8.1 devices, and allows you to store files on it.

SkyDrive Pro = Cloud storage for business and enterprise users of Office 365/SharePoint.