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Microsoft updates SkyDrive, trying to stand out in a cloud

Microsoft plans to roll out a sequence of updates to its free Windows Live SkyDrive service later at present, trying to give the cloud service a stronger id as a standalone product for storing recordsdata — not simply a behind-the-scenes software for Workplace Internet Apps, Hotmail, Home windows Telephone and different Microsoft merchandise.

The corporate says the modifications have been in the works for a whereas. Nevertheless, they’re arriving simply because the competitors heats up in cloud storage, thanks to Apple, Amazon.com and Google, that are focusing closely on music.

“It’s actually vital for us to set up SkyDrive as a distinct idea,” stated Anand Babu, a Microsoft senior product supervisor, in an interview.

Highlights from the SkyDrive modifications  …

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