Rumor: Microsoft to add co-owner file support to SkyDrive

Even though Microsoft will soon be giving their SkyDrive service a new name, the company still has plans to add many new features to the cloud storage service. This week Liveside.net, which has broken many stories about SkyDrive in the past, is reporting that Microsoft will be adding new folder permissions to SkyDrive that will allow for more than one person to have full access to files and folders on one account.

The report calls the new folder permission "co-owners" and this new permission can be added when creating a new file and then sending that permission to other people on that account, as shown in the screenshot above. Currently, SkyDrive allows other people to view and edit files if they have been given permission by the account holder. Under the "co-owners" feature, other people can be given permission to both add and delete files to that folder, and even invite other people to access that SkyDrive folder.

This will certainly give SkyDrive users a much more comprehensive way to collaborate with others remotely and will be a welcome new addition to the service. However, the story does not state when the "co-owners" permission will be added for SkyDrive subscribers.

Source: Liveside.net | Image via Liveside.net

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I dont care what they do with it now. Its still going to be under the prying eyes of the NSA. +DonC you should check out BitTorrent Sync for direct sync.

skydrive is way easier to use and more advanced than google drive. It just because android has more market share people are using google drive I guess

S3P€hR said,
skydrive is way easier to use and more advanced than google drive. It just because android has more market share people are using google drive I guess

I have SkyDrive, Drive, and Dropbox. I don't discriminate.

techbeck said,

I have SkyDrive, Drive, and Dropbox. I don't discriminate.


I am too using all of them, but I was just saying skydrive is easier to use and has more features