SkyDrive Updated with Modern UI

7450.Folder_2D00_operations_5F00_thumb_5F00_68225933Microsoft has announced a massive update to SkyDrive, bringing the user interface of the Windows 8 app to the website.

The new SkyDrive features the new, modern design for desktop and tablet browsers with instant search, contextual toolbar, thumbnail multi-select, drag-and-drop organization, and HTML5 sorting. Pictures are now finally sorted from newest to oldest and users can specify the sort order for any folder.


Microsoft also sped up synching from the desktop to the website and reduced the CPU load on your PC when looking for changes.

Microsoft also updated the API for 3rd party developers, removing the restriction on file types uploaded, and also now allows the uploading of full-resolution pictures.

According to M$:

  • SkyDrive.com – New, modern design for desktop and tablet browsers with instant search, contextual toolbar, thumbnail multi-select, drag-and-drop organization, and HTML5 sorting
  • SkyDrive for Windows desktop & OS X Faster uploads for people around the world and tons of bug and performance improvements under the hood
  • SkyDrive for Android – A new app that lets you access, upload and share from Android phones
  • SkyDrive for developers – Apps built using our SkyDrive API can now store or access any type of file in a person’s SkyDrive, plus there’s a new, easy-to-use file picker API for websites (similar to our file picker for Windows 8 apps)

NOTE : SkyDrive.com rolling out over the next 24 hours.

Read about the update in a lot more detail at Microsoft here.

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