Rumor: More upcoming Skydrive features revealed?

Earlier this past weekend, some rumors got out on the Internet that showed Microsoft might be adding some new features to its cloud-based storage service Skydrive. Specifically, the report claims that Windows and Mac-based Skydrive apps might be in the works, along with adding more storage space for a fee beyond the current 25 GB space for free.

Now, Liveside.net claims via an unnamed source that it has learned of some other upcoming Skydrive features. One is increasing the individual file limit from 100 MB to 300 MB, which should be more competitive than the current limit offered by Skydrive's competitor Dropbox. Yet another new feature is being able to share Skydrive files directly to a Twitter account.

The Windows and Mac Skydrive apps will allow users to remotely access files on a local PC via the cloud service, according to the story. BitLocker recovery keys will be able to be stored and access on a Skydrive account. The update will reportedly add URL shortening support.  Finally, the update will add support for OpenDocument files (.odt, .odp, .ods).

So far Microsoft has yet to confirm or deny that these new features will be put in place, nor is there any word on when they will be put in place.

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Sharing skydrive files directly to a twitter account? How is it different what Megaupload users were doing? Will Microsoft be placing strict piracy regulations for file uploading (I know it already does but sharing on twitter or other public sites will bring the data hosted on skydrive servers into limelight)..... and piracy could pose to be a huge problem!

Mohitster said,
Sharing skydrive files directly to a twitter account? How is it different what Megaupload users were doing? Will Microsoft be placing strict piracy regulations for file uploading (I know it already does but sharing on twitter or other public sites will bring the data hosted on skydrive servers into limelight)..... and piracy could pose to be a huge problem!

Unlike Megaupload, I'm sure Microsoft will fully comply with the DMCA and respond to take down requests.

MattWeihl said,

Unlike Megaupload, I'm sure Microsoft will fully comply with the DMCA and respond to take down requests.

File weer always being deleted / going missing on MegaUpload -.^

Mohitster said,
Sharing skydrive files directly to a twitter account? How is it different what Megaupload users were doing? Will Microsoft be placing strict piracy regulations for file uploading (I know it already does but sharing on twitter or other public sites will bring the data hosted on skydrive servers into limelight)..... and piracy could pose to be a huge problem!

Don't worry, Microsoft is USA's good child.

MU was nothing anyone would care about, they were just after shady business.
There is no thing such as legitimately sharing files apart from mailing them.
When they are too big, they are shady.
/s

GS:mac

"which should match the current limit offered by Skydrive's competitor Dropbox."
Wrong here, I had Windows 7 ISO uploaded to my DropBox a few weeks back (3GB), so DropBox offer more then just 300MB/file.

EDIT: I have 18.88GB of free space on DropBox, not a paid customer there.

The Dark Knight said,
How do you have so much free space?! AFAIK, you can get a maximum of only 8GB extra via referrals!

Beta users i think had some massive boost if they used the beta client or something like that from memory

The Dark Knight said,
How do you have so much free space?! AFAIK, you can get a maximum of only 8GB extra via referrals!

I had a .edu email so I got 500MB/refer rather then 250MB/refer = 16GB via refer .88GB completing the 256MB tasks on the getting started tab.

From Dropbox website:
Is there a limit or maximum to how big my files can be?
Files uploaded to Dropbox via the desktop application have no file size limit.

Files uploaded through the website (by pressing the upload button) have a 300 MB cap. In other words, each file you upload through the website must be 300 MB or less.

https://www.dropbox.com/help/5

The Dark Knight said,
Ahh, I see! Damn, if I had known, I would have signed up with my student account!

Just login to dropbox.com, visit this site: https://www.dropbox.com/edu and enter your email. All your referral size will be doubled, this is retroactive. You dont need to use the edu email to signup, you can just associate it through that page.

The Dark Knight said,
They only accept .edu addresses. Mine is .ac.uk.

But thanks anyways!


There is education outside the US and .edu?
I'm shocked!!!!

/s

I'm feeling you.

GS:mac

waqastariq said,
"which should match the current limit offered by Skydrive's competitor Dropbox."
Wrong here, I had Windows 7 ISO uploaded to my DropBox a few weeks back (3GB), so DropBox offer more then just 300MB/file.
Yea, I was just about to note that Dropbox doesn't have a file size limit. The only limit is that you can't upload anything larger than 300MB through the web interface. You should probably fix that, John.

Elliott said,
Yea, I was just about to note that Dropbox doesn't have a file size limit. The only limit is that you can't upload anything larger than 300MB through the web interface. You should probably fix that, John.

Good to know! Thanks!

GS:mac

Until they can integrate SkyDrive into Windows better like Dropbox, it's not really much of a competitor to me.

KSib said,
Until they can integrate SkyDrive into Windows better like Dropbox, it's not really much of a competitor to me.

Agreed 100%, and for those who say Mesh, No, Mesh is NOT what DropBox application is.

KSib said,
Until they can integrate SkyDrive into Windows better like Dropbox, it's not really much of a competitor to me.

Isn't that what they're doing? Swear I read something on Neowin about more tightly integrated folder syncing.

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