SkyDrive is primarily intended to easily transfer files from the other Windows Live services such as Hotmail and Messenger. Even though these are no longer the social media where users run, but they do add a social component to the cloud service that other services lack.
But SkyDrive could serve equally well for the permanent storage of digital data. The service also synchronizes your data – if you’re at home or on the road with Microsoft products is at least as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. The latest versions of these packages have also ingrained storage features for SkyDrive. And you should not leave, because there is such a nice feature for gathering pictures.
The experience SkyDrive delivers is as intuitive as Dropbox example. Moreover, here, as in Google Drive, edit documents. SkyDrive is also remarkably open to mobile devices. There is an app for all major smartphone platforms, and not only for Windows Phone. Only submit that usually only the files to view: Microsoft-edit documents just goes to a computer, even if you use the web interface.
In the area of free offered gigabytes is the most generous SkyDrive cloud service in this overview. New users get immediate access to 7 GB of free storage. Paid upgrades are on the expensive side. An upgrade is possible from 8 euros for 20 GB to 37 euros for 100 GB.
Platform: PC, Mac, Windows Phone, Android, iOS
Volume: 7 GB free
Pro: Pretty intuitive (even on Windows platforms foreign), lots of free space, ‘social’ functions
Con: No editing of files through mobile apps, upgrading is expensive