Microsoft Adds Serious Improvements To SkyDrive Cloud Services

Ah, the cloud. The wonderful, wonderful cloud. It's so big, so mysterious. And these days, it's a bandwagon that's worth jumping on. Google Music, iCloud, and now, SkyDrive. Granted, SkyDrive as a name has been around longer than those other two, but Microsoft is clearly upping their game in order to keep up with the Joneses. The company's SkyDrive cloud service will allow users to collaborate on Office docs, and share photos, while also allowing folks to access content from anywhere.

But the new SkyDrive is bigger, better, and faster, just as you'd expect. Browser modernization has really opened up the window for us to rethink and re-architect how we build our websites. Whether it’s Hotmail or SkyDrive, taking advantage of the advancements in the browser space is critical to ensuring a fast and fluid experience. Microsoft has improved a bunch of the core tasks and scenarios, and they're focusing on building site powered by HTML5.

Microsoft made a concerted effort to strip the service of anything that would slow it down, and with Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7, you can pin SkyDrive to your taskbar for faster access to your files. You can create Word, Excel, or PowerPoint docs stored in the cloud in just one click. Give that Via link a look for the whole list of changes -- it's a deep one, and that's just how we like our changelogs.