If you have been trying to access your SkyDrive account in the last few hours and have not had much success, you are not alone. Microsoft's cloud data storage service is currently experiencing issues that are preventing some people from seeing or modifying their files.
The Live Status page posted an alert at 4 pm Eastern time today that stated, "SkyDrive is having problems accessing and modifying files. You might not be able to view, change, upload, or delete files." There's no word yet on what could be causing the problems.
This is the latest extended issue that has hit Microsoft's online services in recent times. In August, the company got hit with problems that affected SkyDrive, Outlook.com and People services. The Outlook.com problems extended over a period of days as users could not sync their email with mobile devices.
Naturally, we will update this story when the current situation with SkyDrive changes. The problems come just as Microsoft announced that users now have the option to have up to 200GB of space for the fee of $100 a year. People who buy the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 can get that 200GB space option on SkyDrive free for two years.
Update: It seems that things are back to normal on SkyDrive
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