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SkyDrive gets a new, smaller feature; shortlinks

Microsoft’s SkyDrive has been getting a lot of attention recently, after revamping the service and pushing out new applications, the service is aiming to become your preferred cloud storage service. But just because they have pushed out some major changes recently, this doesn’t mean they are done with the product; far from it.

The SkyDrive team has linked up with bit.ly to offer new shortened URLs - a lot shorter, 40% shorter to be exact according to their post. The previous SkyDrive links were a bit of the fail-whale variety as some of them were too long to fit in to a single tweet, a bit of an issue when trying to share something on Twitter.

Like other bit.ly links, you can also track the stats of your links by adding the + sign to the end of link. You also have the ability to use your own custom domain to shorten the links and the links do support OpenGraph.

While the new service is not a breakthrough in terms of usability or features, it is one more small enhancement to the service that will help it remain appealing in the market which is quickly becoming highly competitive with corporate juggernauts. 

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