We had been hearing that Microsoft intends to extends its SkyDrive services and may also start a paid version of the cloud service. Currently, new users are able to get up to 7GB of free space while old users, with accounts till April 22, continue to enjoy 25 GB for free. The good news are that the users can now extend their SkyDrive space against a certain annual sum.
So for such SkyDrive users who wish for an additional 20 GB, they can get it for $10 a year. Getting an additional 50 GB will cost $25 per year while an extra 100 GB comes at the cost of $50 per year.
Microsoft has been trying to enable synchronization of SkyDrive files across multiple devices. Now, the Windows app of SkyDrive is able to automatically sync the data in the SkyDrive folder on Windows PC across multiple devices such as PCs, Macs and SkyDrive.com.
A number of new features have also been added to the cloud service. These include the ability to easily access SkyDrive through Windows Explorer; the ability to add a file to SkyDrive simply by dragging and dropping it on the folder, which has to be one of the best new features of the service; users can sort out files and organize a SkyDrive folder as casually as one does in a normal folder.
Microsoft had been ramping up its efforts on the cloud storage front and so far, it has been doing pretty good. However, it may have to be up to a worthy, and tough, rival in the form of Google Drive.