What is "SkyDrive Pro"?

Microsoft launched a preview version of Office 2013 earlier this week. However, an option found in the office software suite is still somewhat mysterious. It's called "SkyDrive Pro" and so far Microsoft has yet to officially say anything about what this new SkyDrive version entails.

LiveSide.net reports that, according to a French "SharePoint" expert named Benoit Hamet, SkyDrive Pro is actually the new name for SharePoint Workspace, stating, " ... when you select a SharePoint library to keep available offline, the content is appearing on Windows Explorer in a Favorite place called SharePoint Libraries."

Even with that explanation, there are still questions. Is SkyDrive Pro a separate account just for Office 2013, or will people who already have a personal SkyDrive cloud account be able to use the same account for SkyDrive Pro duties?

Microsoft did say earlier this week that when the final version of Office 365 Home Premium is launched it will offer users "an additional 20 GB of SkyDrive online storage." So it's possible that SkyDrive Pro will simply add to the amount of storage that's present in an already established SkyDrive account.

Hopefully, Microsoft will offer some more information to what SkyDrive Pro is all about in the coming weeks and months.

Source: LiveSide.net | Image via Liveside.net

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As others have said here SkyDrive Pro is just a personal document library in your MySite location on SharePoint 2013.

So Mysterious....Ohhh.

Why clutter up the contextual menu with an useless, disabled option for those who don't have the Pro version?

Davide Mancuso said,
How can i delete this?

I'll take that too.

I'm okay with Dropbox. Don't need no more clouds mambo jambo.

xankazo said,

I'll take that too.

I'm okay with Dropbox. Don't need no more clouds mambo jambo.

Then DON'T install it.... duh
While installing Office 2013, click Customize and uncheck Skydrive Pro

Goldenlotus said,

Then DON'T install it.... duh
While installing Office 2013, click Customize and uncheck Skydrive Pro

What makes you think I installed it? I unchecked Skydrive Pro when installing and it ends up in the content menu anyways. If it was that easy we wouldn't be asking ways to remove it, Sherlock.

Skydrive Pro= Pro version of Skydrive, duuhh...

What's that Microphone icon for? I'm on Windows 7 and 8 RP and neither of them has this. New feature? From the cutoff text I think it says "podcast". It also looks like they refined the font.

Live Mesh, FolderShare, Windows Live Sync, Skydrive... When you finally think that Microsoft settled down with the whole fileshare thing, then comes Skydrive Pro

According to Paul Thurrott's review, Skydrive Pro is a "SharePoint workspace" aimed at just one user.

I rather use Live Mesh to be honest. I have certain files I want to sync only at work, and others I DO NOT want to sync with my computer work...

SharePoint is bundled with Office 365 right now; under "Team sites and documents"; my guess is that it will be part of the 365 offers for business and just renamed.