Microsoft keep tuning its Windows Live service in order to attract bigger audience to use this.This is including increasing the size of its Windows Live Skydrive to 25Gb from 5GB when it was first released last November 08. With the significant increase in size (5 times bigger), it surely boost SkyDrive popularity as one of the biggest free online storage.
Skydrive is obviously the cream of Windows Live service. The rest of the services such as ‘space’, ‘photo’ are just another addition to what was already offered around on the net. Who need ‘space’ when you have Facebook, or ‘photo‘ when you have Flickr??That’s where the extra storage play its role here. More space meaning more items(photos, files, documents) that you can keep here.
But don’t you think the Skydrive is lack of ‘social’ aura? Who will view or comments the photos?? The bigger problem is, did any of your friends using Windows Live? No friends meaning no social interaction, which is something that Microsoft attempting to build.
It might works as an online personal storage at the end of the day. 25Gb is whole lot of space when old notebooks such as mine has only lowly 30GB space. So instead of spending another buck on external hard drive, why not fully utilizing SkyDrive to keep my collection of photos that keep growing ever since Canon accompanying our outing during the weekend.
Beside the size, Microsoft also trying to simplify the way users uploading the files into the Skydrive. Now it provide users with several entry point to access the files. And all files are now accessible via skydrive link.
I wish Skydrive is as popular(and feature rich) as Flickr, so I don’t have to spend $25 to upgrade my Flickr account to Pro