SkyDrive Uploads Now Faster, Photos Viewable In Timeline View
Starting today and rolling out over the next 48 hours, Microsoft is making it simpler for users to view all of their photos across all of their albums + folders, using a timeline view. In the timeline view you can scroll down to navigate through all the images. They're organized into groups by event and time. Take 20 pictures at a birthday party with your phone, and then a photo of your parking spot at the airport a few hours later? Now they'll appear as two different groups in the timeline. If you want to quickly navigate to a specific month, just click the month name.
Moreover, Microsoft is addressing a common complaint: speed. Sometimes, it takes ages to upload via the SkyDrive desktop app, and to improve that, Microsoft has implemented fixes on both the app and server side. The company is now seeing internal improvements in the 2x-3x range.
Give it a go and let us know if you're seeing the benefits in comments below.