Microsoft OneDrive to offer 8GB bonus free storage and folder sharing feature

  1. A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft renamed SkyDrive to OneDrive after losing a trademark dispute with British Sky Broadcasting Group over the "Sky" name. Although OneDrive is yet to make its debut, it looks like the service will provide some...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,831   +707

    So if I understand this article correctly, it'll work exactly like Google Drive with 15Gb free storage (if you include 7Gb you already get free with Sky Drive) and automatic uploading of photos to that space if you also happen to use a Windows blower...
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,195   +69

    I hate it just because it's integrated into the system, it's a bandwidth hog and you can't easily find the settings, I actually found out how to disable it at least. Liked it more when you had the icon open, if you didnt like it close it on the tray and voila, no net usage.
  4. gamoniac

    gamoniac TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 215   +46

    Auto upload has been available since Window Phone 8 debut 1.5 years ago. The only thing new here is the 8GB of free space (that you have to earn), and co-owning folders. Previously, user was already able to share folders to the public.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,831   +707

    Even though I have Sky Drive but I've never bothered it. All I was aware of was that it offered a measly 7Gb gigs of free storage. I suppose some will find it handy but I'd rather store my files myself, I'm not in the business of sharing my files.
  6. alcarin2030

    alcarin2030 TechSpot Member Posts: 100   +10

    Mega already gives you 50gb of free encrypted storage. This is chump change.
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,580   +76

    Box gives 50GB free to new members once a year during the Black Friday. I don't use the skydrive or onedrive. More on Box then these lesser ones.


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