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Microsoft SkyDrive now has 1 billion Office documents; new sharing features added

Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud service is a major part of the company's launch of its new Office 2013 software suite as well as Office 365 Home Premium. Today, the company announced both a major milestone for SkyDrive and Office as well as an easier way to share documents with Office Web Apps.

In a post on the SkyDrive blog, Microsoft says that the service's users have now stored over a billion Office documents on SkyDrive. Microsoft also announced today that people can share and edit documents in Office Web Apps without having to sign into a Microsoft account.

Microsoft said that they have received feedback from users who expressed frustration with having to sign into a Microsoft account just to do a quick edit on a document with Office Web Apps. It added:

Recipients can now go from clicking your link to editing in a snap AND you can share with confidence that they will definitely be able to view and edit your document. With edit links, all people who receive your link will be able to edit the document. If you'd like more control over exactly who can access your document, we recommend inviting specific people via their email addresses and checking the "Require user to sign-in" check box.


SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud solution that allows you to easily save and share documents across a wide range of devices. The service is now available on nearly any mobile device which makes accessing your documents, no matter the platform, as simple as downloading an application.

We fully expect Microsoft to keep evolving the platform and if you have any feedback for the company for new features you would like to see, make sure to comment below as we know they are watching.

Source: SkyDrive | Image via Microsoft

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