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Windows Live SkyDrive Gets a Minor Boost
And speaking of Windows Live services, Microsoft also launched another change I've been waiting to discuss, a doubling of the storage space on the Windows Live SkyDrive beta service from 512 MB to 1 GB. SkyDrive is Microsoft's cloud-based storage service, sort of a virtual USB drive that you can access from any Web browser. More is always better, of course, but what I'm really interested in seeing is how this service adapts in the future for paying customers--so that users can pay annually for more than 1 GB of storage--and interacts with other Windows Live services that involve online storage, such as Live Spaces and Live Hotmail. Additionally, Microsoft added a way for Windows Live users to share SkyDrive-based stored items with others, whether they're in their Hotmail or Messenger contacts list or not. Nice.