Microsoft Windows SkyDrive
The most used Microsoft online storage, Windows SkyDrive is one of the initial cloud service offerings. By saying "initial cloud service," I don’t mean only Microsoft cloud services. The term refers to cloud services from other companies as well. What started as an experiment with the concept of cloud computing, SkyDrive is now the most preferred and easy to use Microsoft online storage.
This Microsoft cloud storage service does not impose any restrictions on the file types that you wish to store remotely. So far, I have uploaded almost all file types: MS Office file types, images, MP3s, videos (MPEG) and even Zip/Rar files to share them with others. Once you upload files to SkyDrive, you can access them from anywhere on the planet. All you need to do is sign into Windows SkyDrive using your Live or Hotmail ID. If you do not have these, you can create one at the Skydrive Login Page free of charge.
SkyDrive improved a lot since its inception. It now integrates with Office Web Apps and Office Live Workspace to offer you more flexibility; which I'll discuss in the following sections. The storage space is a whopping 25GB. You can also publish images and documents to SkyDrive simply by sending an email (even from your cell phone).
In short, SkyDrive is a popular Microsoft online storage that offers you 25GB of space on remote servers so that you can backup your files, upload files for remote access, and share files. In my opinion, SkyDrive is the best among the different Microsoft cloud services available as far as backup, sharing, and remote access.
Screenshot by author courtesy of SkyDrive