Microsoft wants to help you save your Gmail files to SkyDrive

Microsoft knows that not every person is going to dump Gmail for their newly launched Outlook.com email service. For those who are still using Gmail but want to integrate SkyDrive into their workflow, Microsoft has worked with Attachments.me to build you a solution.

Microsoft has announced today a partnership with Attachments.me which will make it easier for Gmail users to save files directly to SkyDrive. The plug-in works for Chrome and Firefox and it automatically saves your attachments directly to Microsoft's Skydrive platform. If you prefer not to have all of your attachments saved automatically, you can create custom rules to save only targeted files automatically to your Skydrive account.

The plug-in is an interesting play by Microsoft as they are not only targeting Gmail, but they are working inside the platform to help those users align with Microsoft's cloud service. How many users will actually sign up for the service remains an important statistic that we may never know but for Microsoft, having this option removes on major barrier for Gmail users to make SkyDrive their preferred platform. 

Outlook.com launched in late July and since then has been growing at an incredible rate. Neowin recently partnered up with the Outlook.com team to answer you questions and you can view that video here.

Source: Microsoft

 

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haters hate. using both systems is a good strategy for saving your behind when things go wrong. we are lucky to have access to google and skydrive

I trust MS much more that I would ever trust Google. I'm stuck with them for my work email and the only way that it makes it tolerable is by using the Outlook plugin. They have the worst web interface that I have ever seen.

I wish I could trust Microsoft a little more, for that matter I'm not in love with Google either. I only use either of them as backups and only for documents that I assume the entire world could one day view. Everything else gets placed in my own encrypted containers and if Truecrypt ever puts out an online service, it will be the only one I'll use.

Hahaiah said,
I wish I could trust Microsoft a little more, for that matter I'm not in love with Google either. I only use either of them as backups and only for documents that I assume the entire world could one day view. Everything else gets placed in my own encrypted containers and if Truecrypt ever puts out an online service, it will be the only one I'll use.

Read Microsoft's Privacy Policy on how they handle your information, details etc.
And then compare it against Google's Privacy Policy.

For more info: http://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/AdDisplay.mspx or http://www.google.nl/intl/en//policies/privacy/

Use only small parts of your data (not really private information) from you anonymously.
Or use any data they can get on you and use it any way they can make money from it.

mrbester said,
Or just move your GDrive folder into your Skydrive folder...

would that not open up a wormhole to another dimension?

duddit2 said,

would that not open up a wormhole to another dimension?


I like wormholes so my GDrive is in my SkyDrive is in my Box.net is in my BitCasa is in my S3.

hmmm let me think here. move my files from Google's secure environment to Microsoft's "when is the next large outage" Skydrive

the420kid said,
hmmm let me think here. move my files from Google's secure environment to Microsoft's "when is the next large outage" Skydrive

googles secure, crawled for adds environment you mean? haha good one

the420kid said,
hmmm let me think here. move my files from Google's secure environment to Microsoft's "when is the next large outage" Skydrive

when did skydrive have a large outage?

duddit2 said,

googles secure, crawled for adds environment you mean? haha good one

Add to it that Google stores your data unencrypted. MS however uses one of the best encryptions available. (it goes above the US Military standards)

It installs in Chrome for me, but not Firefox (both latest).

EDIT: Nevermind, went to the front page and got it from there.

Nice product. I went and added all my accounts to it for easier access. Might use them for file storage. Here are my cloud storage amounts.

Skydrive: 25GB Free
Box.Net: 50GB Free
Dropbox: 26GB Free
Google Drive: 5GB Free

If Microsoft wants to help out supporting google products on microsoft platforms. Connecting to all google calendars instead of the primary calendar it would be most welcome.

bitflusher said,
If Microsoft wants to help out supporting google products on microsoft platforms. Connecting to all google calendars instead of the primary calendar it would be most welcome.

Do you mean with Windows Phone 7? If so Google fixed that, I can now have any of my Google calendars synced. Just have to go to m.google.com on your phone and pick sync

ashius said,

Do you mean with Windows Phone 7? If so Google fixed that, I can now have any of my Google calendars synced. Just have to go to m.google.com on your phone and pick sync

no i mean with windows 8. I just tried with the exchange trick, no luck. actually ir removed my existing gmail things