February 25, 2012, 7:32 AM — Though Dropbox is more popular with over 45 million users, with 17 million users, Microsoft's SkyDrive is a strong competitor. SkyDrive's most desired feature has been 25GB of free space, much larger than that of most rivals. On Monday, Microsoft revealed its desire to be the "world's hard drive", integrating SkyDrive with Windows 8 to make it easier to access your data from any device.
Though SkyDrive has been available for over four years, it hasn't gain mainstream acceptance. Despite its large amount of free storage and capability to share files and collaborate with your friends and colleagues, main reasons include its lack of a desktop client and any Windows integration to access that storage easily. It appears that Microsoft has taken note of SkyDrive's shortcomings; its Building Windows 8 blog details three ways SkyDrive will be used in Windows 8.
1. Metro App on Windows 8
2. SkyDrive Sync to Desktop