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SkyDrive knocked down to 7 GB

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SkyDrive knocked down to 7 GB
As we reported earlier today, SkyDrive for Windows Phone was updated to 2.0 and received a bunch of new improvements. Unfortunately, it is now becoming clear that new adopters of the service will only be entitled to 7 GB for free, as opposed to the 25 GB it offered before.

We’re not sure how long it will last for, but current account holders can go to https://skydrive.live.com/ManageStorage and login in with their Windows Live ID. You will then be informed that your account has been upgraded to 25 GB. Users that already had over 4 GB stored in the cloud as of April 1st, were automatically upgraded. If you are not in that category, it seems as though you need to perform this process in order to keep your 25 GB, otherwise you will be dropped down to 7 GB.

If 7 GB isn’t enough for you new users, SkyDrive does offer the option to augment your storage by 20, 50, or 100 GB for $10, $25, or $50 a year respectively.

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posted on 23 Apr 2012, 15:13 5

1. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

They should really include more internal storage on WP7 devices.... Especially after this.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 15:41 3

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

ill say it agian they need to include music intergraion with the cloud. if there not going to have sd card support they need to set it up for zune to sync are music to the cloud and be able to stream it back through zun. i know that they want us to pay that 10 a month for zune pass to stream unlimited music but f8ck that you moleach worshiping b8tches

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:32 1

5. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

where the hoggies that disliked my status

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:35 4

7. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

As far as I know, Microsoft will likely not use SkyDrive space for Zune, as they probably want people to pay for Zune services like you suggested. However, Microsoft did open up SkyDrive access to developers so that they can create their own apps that sync with/stream from SkyDrive, so this is still a possibility through third-party apps.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:17 3

4. torr310 (Posts: 1085; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

It's good... so you can upload less of your junk to their storage.
Saves more bandwidth for other people and also cost the carriers less money.
Having this kind of service is a blessing at our convenience, not as a hard drive alternative.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:33 4

6. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

A big part of the picture that is missing in this article is that SkyDrive now has a Windows desktop application as well, so any Windows user can use it on their computer. It acts like a normal directory on your computer (like "Downloads" or "Documents"), only it is connected to the cloud. Any files you place in this directory will be accessible through any of your other devices, Any updates you make to a document in the directory will be reflected on your other devices as well.

I'm guessing the biggest reason it is going from 25 GB to 7 GB for new users is because they expect more people to use the service now that there is a desktop client, and in preparation for Windows 8 as we already know SkyDrive will be integrated into Windows 8.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 21:43

8. andrewlg1990 (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

And when version 3.0 comes out there will probably be only 3gigs of storage... why I must stick to android.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 22:51 3

9. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Thanks to Charlene S. for this article. Just finished doing the free upgrade from 7 to 25GB

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 01:10 2

10. edrich (Posts: 27; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

Thanks for the heads up, got my 25Gb upgrade too.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 01:37 2

11. ceepyou (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

Just locked in my 25GB until MS wants me to repeat the process.

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