If you have a Microsoft Account... also known as, Microsoft passport; Windows Live ID, XBox Live ID, Live ID, or Zune ID; Hotmail or Live email account; Windows Messenger, MSN messenger, Windows Live Messenger account.... you already have an account on SkyDrive.com.
SkyDrive offers free online storage as well as access to the web based versions of the Microsoft Office applications. It has integrated support on Windows Phone devices and also has apps for other mobile devices and computers.
I will let Steven Sinofsky give you the full rundown in his post: Making personal cloud storage for Windows available anywhere, with the new SkyDrive.
However, I wanted to highlight two points:
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For more information, here are those links again:
So, are you using SkyDrive? If not.... why not?
PS: Jivtesh Singh has also posted on the 25GB offer: Skydrive–25 GB free for existing users
I have been using Skydrive since 2009.
...because I was having trouble finding up to date instructions to use it with IE8 a couple months ago; so wasn't sure if it had been discontinued.
My desired use is very specific - password protected OneNote files that I can also download to my PC or external drive for those times when I cannot connect. (No such thing here in WA, I know; but soon I will be in very rural parts of Minnesota! :) Could not get this working between C: and E: and with the SkyDrive instructions mixed up, i dropped the whole thing. With imminent trip (May 16) I was going to search/post on MS forums for tips.
OneNote has it's own synchronisation facility. I think you could copy the file around easily enough.
I have a OneNote file stored on Skydrive which is accessible from Windows Phone as well as my PC.
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