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Windows Live SkyDrive Beta Announced

FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in Games and Technology
Thanks for your help testing Windows Live Folders. It’s been a month and a half since our first release, and today we’re making three major announcements!
First, we’re happy to announce our new name:
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Second, we’ve been listening intently to your feedback and suggestions, and based directly on that feedback, we’re excited to bring you our next release, featuring:
  • An upgraded look and feel — new graphics to go along with your new features!
  • "Also on SkyDrive" — easily get back to the SkyDrives you’ve recently visited
  • Thumbnail images — we heard you loud and clear, and now you can see thumbnails of your image files
  • Drag and drop your files — sick of our five-at-a-time upload limit? Drag and drop your files right onto your SkyDrive
  • Embed your stuff anywhere — with just a few clicks, post your files and folders anywhere you can post html
Third, we’re excited to introduce SkyDrive in two additional regions: UK and India.
Note for existing beta users: if you’ve sent or posted links using Windows Live Folders, you will need to update your links due to changes in our URLs with this release.
So without further ado, go sign up today! And then let us know how you like the changes.
Have fun,
-Windows Live SkyDrive Team
So, free online storage? Sounds pretty neat. If you have an existing live account you don't even have to fill out any forms to use the service.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I was going to ask how much space we get, but now I can see it's 500mb.

    Pretty neat. Are there any restrictions as to what you can upload, or this will be piracy central...

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    I was going to ask how much space we get, but now I can see it's 500mb.

    Pretty neat. Are there any restrictions as to what you can upload, or this will be piracy central...
    I read all the agreements, and there didn't appear to be any restrictions, which is actually pretty strange.

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  • DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Not available in my region. Bummer.

    Which is - Ontario Canada

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    hmmm, I might have to check this out.

    Is it available for us canuckians?

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    (USER SHOULD'VE BEEN INFRACTED FOR THIS POST NOT THAT ONE UP THERE)

    So I whacked a couple of MP3s up to test it, you suckers have to delete these within 24hours

    Mod edit: snip

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  • ShurakaiShurakai Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    U.S. only it seems.

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  • DekuStickDekuStick Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Shurakai wrote: »
    U.S. only it seems.

    I don't know I think Lewie is UK

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  • happysharkhappyshark Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    do you need to have a xbox live usertag to use this? Im wondering because Id like to play Gears when it comes to windows without having to pay every month
    im so fucking broke

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    FreddyD wrote: »
    Third, we’re excited to introduce SkyDrive in two additional regions: UK and India.

    Looks like India and UK just got added.
    happyshark wrote: »
    do you need to have a xbox live usertag to use this? Im wondering because Id like to play Gears when it comes to windows without having to pay every month
    im so fucking broke

    I....uhh...

    not sure where to start here.

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  • happysharkhappyshark Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    by usertag i meant gamertag...my bad. i used to have one but i cancelled when i sold the 'box

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  • ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    This is totally a front. You get cocky, upload your Vanilla Ice album that you torrented from WiggyWhiteboys.com, and BOOM, fucking RIAA crack commandos rappel down from a Blackhawk, tear gas and flashbangs into your house, and shoves an MP5 up your dog's butt. Man, I'm telling you, it's a sting.


    /tinfoil hat off

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    happyshark wrote: »
    by usertag i meant gamertag...my bad. i used to have one but i cancelled when i sold the 'box

    This is 500mb free online storage with a nice user friendly interface. Has nothing to do with being able to play games online.

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  • RageRage Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    happyshark wrote: »
    by usertag i meant gamertag...my bad. i used to have one but i cancelled when i sold the 'box

    This has nothing to do with gaming or Xbox.


    anyway

    http://cid-da3d1a623b3822a8.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Pictures/

    Neat

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  • SilentCoconutSilentCoconut Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    happyshark wrote: »
    by usertag i meant gamertag...my bad. i used to have one but i cancelled when i sold the 'box

    This is 500mb free online storage with a nice user friendly interface. Has nothing to do with being able to play games online.

    Windows Live and Games for Windows Live are two entirely different things.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I do quite dislike the fact that SkyDrive is quite a similar name to SkyNet....


    Aww @ cute kids on beach.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    I do quite dislike the fact that SkyDrive is quite a similar name to SkyNet....


    Aww @ cute kids on beach.

    Oh noes, the world is doomed by our MS overloards......oh wait, that's nothing new. :P

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DekuStick wrote: »
    Not available in my region. Bummer.

    Which is - Ontario Canada

    it just let me sign up and i'm in alberta, I can't see why they would exclude ontario..i mean usually that treatment is reserved for quebec O_o

    edit: upload limit of 50 megs and you can only select 5 files to upload at once..meh

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  • TelemachusTelemachus uncomfy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ha ha ha! "Upload taking too long? Here, play with this shiny, shiny ball!"

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Telemachus wrote: »
    Ha ha ha! "Upload taking too long? Here, play with this shiny, shiny ball!"


    i...i've been playing with the ball for the last 5 minutes as my 6 megabyte upload seems to have stalled..at least thats the only explanation i have for an upload that should take 30ish seconds taking that long :oops:

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  • DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post SLC, UTRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    edit: upload limit of 50 megs and you can only select 5 files to upload at once..meh

    You can install an optional ActiveX control that allows you to queue unlimited.

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Dusda wrote: »
    edit: upload limit of 50 megs and you can only select 5 files to upload at once..meh

    You can install an optional ActiveX control that allows you to queue unlimited.
    any way to install it on firefox or opera? i see the banner to install it with IE..but it doesnt even show me the banner with anything else

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  • squirlysquirly Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Not in Australia. :(

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Interesting. MS trying to take over everything? Live search, Live SkyDrive, XBox Live... I think they're trying to get a message across to us, but I can't quite put my finger on it...

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  • GogoKodoGogoKodo Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    DekuStick wrote: »
    Not available in my region. Bummer.

    Which is - Ontario Canada

    it just let me sign up and i'm in alberta, I can't see why they would exclude ontario..i mean usually that treatment is reserved for quebec O_o

    edit: upload limit of 50 megs and you can only select 5 files to upload at once..meh

    I'm in Alberta (Calgary), and I seem to be locked out unless it's changed in the past hour. I'll go check!

    edit: Nope, still locked

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    GogoKodo wrote: »
    DekuStick wrote: »
    Not available in my region. Bummer.

    Which is - Ontario Canada

    it just let me sign up and i'm in alberta, I can't see why they would exclude ontario..i mean usually that treatment is reserved for quebec O_o

    edit: upload limit of 50 megs and you can only select 5 files to upload at once..meh

    I'm in Alberta (Calgary), and I seem to be locked out unless it's changed in the past hour. I'll go check!

    edit: Nope, still locked

    well..thats...very odd O_o ..I'm assuming they block it based on IP..maybe they don't think my IP address is in canada(i have satellite internet)..i have no idea

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  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Heck I work at MSN and didn't know about this. It is quite shiny, but did not allow me to use the nickname RandomEngy for some reason.

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  • stringstring Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    So, out of curiosity, what makes this better then MediaMax? (https://www.mediamax.com/Brands/MediaMax/home/home.aspx)

    Or am I missing something here?

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  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    string wrote: »
    So, out of curiosity, what makes this better then MediaMax? (https://www.mediamax.com/Brands/MediaMax/home/home.aspx)

    Or am I missing something here?

    Page is faster, 500MB free instead of 25MB?

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  • ShujaaShujaa Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    This sounds like something Google would have come up with.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Strange. It has a page fully translated into danish, only to tell me that it's not available in my region.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Shujaa wrote: »
    This sounds like something Google would have come up with.

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    Shujaa wrote: »
    This sounds like something Google would have come up with.

    nah, google will come in a couple of months down the line and announce they're doing the same thing, only tying it into your gmail space so you get 2.8 gigs and have a better UI for it, thats what google does.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    Shujaa wrote: »
    This sounds like something Google would have come up with.

    nah, google will come in a couple of months down the line and announce they're doing the same thing, only tying it into your gmail space so you get 2.8 gigs and have a better UI for it, thats what google does.

    you're close. They'll tie it in with an announcement that you'll end up with 5GB total shared space, not just 2.8.

    *that* is what google does.

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  • MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2007
    Actually Google is already tying in Picasa Web file storage with GMail. People who pay for the extra Picasa storage now have 9gb shared between Picasa and Gmail. This is expandable up to 250gb depending on how much yearly you fork over for the extra space, and they're going to add Google Docs and Spreadsheets files to your shared storage space pool in the future so you can keep a gigabyte of spreadsheets with your 2 gigs of email.

    All they need to do is introduce Google Files and SkyDrive would be out of business.

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  • stringstring Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    RandomEngy wrote: »
    string wrote: »
    So, out of curiosity, what makes this better then MediaMax? (https://www.mediamax.com/Brands/MediaMax/home/home.aspx)

    Or am I missing something here?

    Page is faster, 500MB free instead of 25MB?

    Except MediaMax is 25 GB (not MB) free according to their front page. 25 GB > 500 MB

    string on
  • ZoolanderZoolander Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    string wrote: »
    RandomEngy wrote: »
    string wrote: »
    So, out of curiosity, what makes this better then MediaMax? (https://www.mediamax.com/Brands/MediaMax/home/home.aspx)

    Or am I missing something here?

    Page is faster, 500MB free instead of 25MB?

    Except MediaMax is 25 GB (not MB) free according to their front page. 25 GB > 500 MB
    Oh hey that's pretty cool. Fuck this SkyDrive shit.

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  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    string wrote: »
    RandomEngy wrote: »
    string wrote: »
    So, out of curiosity, what makes this better then MediaMax? (https://www.mediamax.com/Brands/MediaMax/home/home.aspx)

    Or am I missing something here?

    Page is faster, 500MB free instead of 25MB?

    Except MediaMax is 25 GB (not MB) free according to their front page. 25 GB > 500 MB

    Oh, read it wrong I guess. But you don't get to play with a bouncy ball using MediaMax.

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  • devolvedevolve Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Monoxide wrote: »
    Actually Google is already tying in Picasa Web file storage with GMail. People who pay for the extra Picasa storage now have 9gb shared between Picasa and Gmail. This is expandable up to 250gb depending on how much yearly you fork over for the extra space, and they're going to add Google Docs and Spreadsheets files to your shared storage space pool in the future so you can keep a gigabyte of spreadsheets with your 2 gigs of email.

    All they need to do is introduce Google Files and SkyDrive would be out of business.


    Most likely this 500mb is for the beta.

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