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SkyDrive’s new 200 GB plan: Enough storage for a photo every hour from birth to graduation

We’ve all witnessed the rapid proliferation of devices in our lives over the past few years, and I don’t know about you, but my files are also increasingly scattered—from my phone to my home PC, to my tablet. And these files are pretty important—my family pictures, financial documents, term papers, etc.  

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Creating the most beautiful and powerful way to view, share, and search your photos with HTML5

With SkyDrive, we aim to create the best experience for people who use Windows – just last week we shared details about “placeholder files” in Windows 8.1. But we also know a lot of people like to get to their SkyDrive files via SkyDrive.com. Today we’re releasing a set of new features that make SkyDrive.com an even better place to store your most precious digital memories – with support for more file types, new editing features, more ways to share with anyone, and added controls over what you’ve shared. Oh, and one more little surprise for the power users out there (more on this later).

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Have all your SkyDrive files with you – without using all your storage or bandwidth

This is an exciting time to be in the cloud-storage business. Industry trends suggest that even though devices have larger storage capacities (growing 25% per year), people’s data and files are growing significantly faster (around 50% per year).   This is especially true for mobile devices. Windows is used by a billion people across the world and with SkyDrive, our goal is to design cloud storage at the same scale so people can have their files with them on any of their devices.  

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New SkyDrive photo timeline and uploads 2x faster

People put a lot of their stuff in SkyDrive, but photos are the most common file type we see in SkyDrive, both in sheer number and in total storage consumed.   All photos view Starting today and rolling out over the next 48 hours, we're making it easier for you to see all of your photos in SkyDrive across all your albums and folders based on a timeline view.  

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A billion Office documents on SkyDrive, now with easier collaboration

Last week Office 365 Home Premium launched and we’ve seen a lot of enthusiasm over the seamless integration of SkyDrive for saving and sharing your docs. Recently we reached a big milestone; our customers are now storing over a billion Office documents on SkyDrive! We’re really excited about the feedback we’ve seen around the new version of Office and the deep integration of SkyDrive. We’re taking it a step further today by announcing a new feature in SkyDrive and the Office Web Apps that allows a more seamless sharing and editing experience for our customers.

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Improved sharing & new HTML5 features for SkyDrive.com

We’re ringing in the new year with a few improvements to SkyDrive.com. You now have a single, unified view into how each of your files is shared so you can more easily control who has access to your files. We’ve also added more HTML5 features for touch devices making the SkyDrive experience faster and more fluid across devices and we’ve introduced more drag-and-drop capabilities to make it easier to manage your files, photos and documents.  

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