Rumor: SkyDrive.com to add recent activity feed

Microsoft has been adding new features to SkyDrive on a regular basis. Now there's a rumor that claims Microsoft will be implementing a way for its users to see which of their recent files have been uploaded to the SkyDrive.com website.

LiveSide.net reports, via unnamed sources, that the upcoming recent activity feed feature will not only let users see what new files and folders have been put in place via SkyDrive.com, it will also show recent files that have been shared by the users or others. The recent activity feed will also indicate which files have just been edited and which new documents have been opened.

Windows 8 users have had the ability to see which recent files have been uploaded to SkyDrive via the Live Tile on the Windows 8 app since January 2013. If this latest rumor is true, this would expand this feature to all SkyDrive account users.

The recent activity feed addition is likely to be one of several updates Microsoft has in mind for SkyDrive in the coming weeks and months. Another rumor from LiveSide.net earlier this year claimed that Microsoft will also add Photosynth image support to SkyDrive.

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I hope that in 8.1 RTM MS will re-enable the ability to set your Skydrive folder wherever you want and not only on C:\ as it is right now. That and also bring back an icon on the desktop showing the sync status.

Fritzly said,
I hope that in 8.1 RTM MS will re-enable the ability to set your Skydrive folder wherever you want and not only on C:\ as it is right now. That and also bring back an icon on the desktop showing the sync status.
You can. Mine is on drive D:\

I hope that in 8.1 RTM MS will re-enable the ability to set your Skydrive folder wherever you want and not only on C:\ as it is right now. That and also bring back an icon on the desktop showing the sync status

I love how fast they update SkyDrive

My main request is not really a 'feature' request but to add more storage plan options... I'd love to see a pay option for unlimited storage

I'm glad to see that they're bringing back some old Mesh features.

However it really needs to get LAN sync. Even DropBox has this.

You made me think of the Mesh feature we lost and haven't gotten back...super easy remote login to another pc. That let me troubleshoot stuff for my parents 2000 miles away.

DonC said,
I'm glad to see that they're bringing back some old Mesh features.

However it really needs to get LAN sync. Even DropBox has this.

You know whats interesting? turn on family watch for an account, enable sky drive sync and guess what? mesh.com is the # one traffic its apparently being used as the gateway/process for all the synching in 8.1

I am looking forward to using SkyDrive, but still on DB, there are a few things lacking, like the public folder, or be able to restore files that have been deleted, that I need.

Blueclub said,
I am looking forward to using SkyDrive, but still on DB, there are a few things lacking, like the public folder, or be able to restore files that have been deleted, that I need.

When's the last time you tried Skydrive? They've added a recycle bin quite some time ago to it. As for the public folder, I do believe you can set a folder as a public share if you want, or select specific contacts only to view it. I have a upload folder that I share with my sister atm for example. You should give it another try and double check.

GP007 said,
When's the last time you tried Skydrive? They've added a recycle bin quite some time ago to it. As for the public folder, I do believe you can set a folder as a public share if you want, or select specific contacts only to view it. I have a upload folder that I share with my sister atm for example. You should give it another try and double check.

Used it when Windows 8 launched. Trying it out right now!

Yeah Public Folders and Recycling Bin have been there for quite some time now lol. I don't see any benefit of Dropbox anymore TBH.

j2006 said,
Yeah Public Folders and Recycling Bin have been there for quite some time now lol. I don't see any benefit of Dropbox anymore TBH.

MUCH has changed, WOW...
Will test it out for a few weeks before I switch.

Both of those have been available on SkyDrive for quite some time. Recycle Bin was added within the last 6 months and a Public folder has been created by default for years.

Glad to see Microsoft really pushing their services much more than ever before. I have all but abandoned using DropBox (still have it but rarely ever use it) in favor of SkyDrive and I used to be really dependent upon DB...