February 25, 2014 00:00 By The Nation 10,087 Viewed
Microsoft has launched OneDrive, formerly known as SkyDrive, as a free, personal cloud storage service.
OneDrive gives people one place to store important photos, videos and documents that is accessible on the devices they use every day.
The new OneDrive offers a host of new features, including improved video-sharing and newly updated apps for Windows Phone, iOS, Android and Xbox. It offers 7GB of free storage.
To celebrate the launch of OneDrive, Microsoft is giving the first 100,000 customers who access their OneDrive account after the launch an additional 100GB of complimentary storage for one year.
Customers can monitor https://twitter.com/OneDrive https://twitter.com/OneDrive for the announcement of the start time for this promotion.
New features that accompany the availability of OneDrive include automatic camera back-up for Android – making it easier than ever for customers to get their photos from their Android phone to their other devices – and video-transcoding, making videos as easy to store, view and share as photos.
After the free 7GB of storage, customers also have the option to purchase storage in 50GB, 100GB and 200GB increments.
More information on OneDrive can be found at http://www.onedrive.com http://www.onedrive.com.