With consumers and businesses seeking ways to ensure greater and more streamlined productivity across a rapidly expanding sea of devices and platforms, many have turned to the cloud for answers. Since launching, Microsoft’s SkyDrive has delivered personal cloud storage for Windows that’s available anywhere – via any HTML5 web browser, across operating systems, and across many mobile devices. To expand on this commitment to anywhere access, Microsoft has released SkyDrive apps for your PC, Mac, along with key updates to Windows Phone and iOS apps, that improve file management and sharing across devices. SkyDrive also makes it easy for developers to bring cloud storage to any app on any platform, with tools like the Live SDK for Android.
This builds upon last week’s announcement that SkyDrive and Office Web Apps now support the Open Document Format, which is used by open source office suites like OpenOffice. All this means even greater access for consumers, no matter the platform nor the device.
For more on the new SkyDrive, including how SkyDrive stacks up to other services, see a recent post on the SkyDrive blog. You can download the new SkyDrive here and share feedback on Twitter or the blog.