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This article was published on July 6, 2010


    What Skydrive’s New Logo Says About The Service

    What Skydrive’s New Logo Says About The Service
    Manan Kakkar
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    Manan Kakkar

    Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he Manan is a Telecommunications engineer who's been following Microsoft and Apple for a couple of years. Fascinated by end user technology he shares his thoughts in more than 140 characters and in 140 or less on twitter (@manan)

    Microsoft’s Live services are being upgraded at regular intervals which is a positive sign given the nature of this field.

    Today, LiveSino shared what seems like the new logo for Microsoft’s online storage service – Skydrive. What started with a 5GB online service to upload data has now become backbone to Microsoft’s online services for the consumer segment with 25GB of storage space.

    Skydrive now offers a slideshow viewer for images, video playback for uploaded videos, is backend for Office Web Apps, and stores the 2GB Live Sync data. Skydrive is more than just online storage, it is now key to Microsoft’s cloud strategy for the consumer segment and the new logo for Skydrive is in fact cloud(s).

    If you were to browse Skydrive and say go into the Documents folder the favicon would change to that of Office. Similarly the Photos folder shows the Live Photo Gallery icon. Perhaps not of interest to many but the attention to such details is refreshing and appreciated. Don’t write Microsoft off when it comes to the next web.