Windows Phone Team demos new Skydrive in Mango, soothes your iCloud envy

Windows Phone Team demos new Skydrive in Mango, soothes your iCloud envy
The announcement of iCloud by Apple just mere days ago at WWDC brought the focus back to the cloud, prompting companies like Microsoft to show off their progress and even claim that Apple has copied some of the features from its platform. As young as the Windows Phone platform is, along with it you can already make use of 25GB of free cloud storage at SkyDrive, which you can access from any device, not just your mobile phone, but also a Windows PC or even a Mac. With the Mango update coming this fall, Redmond has made that cloud integration in their platform even deeper.

First off, you'll be able to attach your SkyDrive photos to messages to emails, IMs or even texts, much like iMessage. Secondly, with Mango you'll also get the opportunity to share videos to SkyDrive. 

But while Microsoft has a traditionally strong offering in the office segment, up until now cloud-based storage of documents was a no-go. The cloud storage only supported OneNote notes, but this will change in Mango with the added ability to browse documents from the free SkyDrive. If you happen to have a lot of documents, you can search them or see what other have shared. Check out the videos below for a first peek at the new features and don't hesitate to share your initial impressions.



1. android_hitman unregistered

why? do we want a damn good free service?? "WE want iCloud because it's not free and not that cool as skydrive. but steve says that it's amazing so YEAH, i'm going with the crappy and paying iCloud"

3. iwebdroidberry7

Posts: 230; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

Um iCloud is free.

4. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

up to 5GB... yep

9. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

media like music and movies don't count towards the 25gb.

5. corps1089

Posts: 492; Member since: Jan 20, 2010

Free up to 5 measly GB? worthless!

6. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

Well are you trying to put 50 movies in your cloud? I would hope they would make you pay for that lmao.

7. cyt unregistered

just update urself before u post a comment.

8. Nullstring

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 27, 2010


10. Haxagon

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 13, 2011

Oh, yeah, not like we've had a superior music, video and document cloud service for the life of our platform, so of course WP7 users would be jealous of a feature already available.

11. alok yadav unregistered

Apple copied many feature from skydrive .. like they copied microsoft's surface computer idea and made iPad

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