Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Behind the scenes: photo sharing on SkyDrive - Inside Windows Live - The Windows Blog

A SkyDrive update – SkyDrive is another Microsoft offering that is very powerful in conjunction with Office Web Apps

When we launched Windows Live SkyDrive in August of 2007, we had the clear goal to make sharing easier and better for anybody on the Internet. But offering free storage to the world is a risky proposition – the list of services that have tried to do this and failed is long. So we took it slow, starting only in the US, offering just 500MB of storage at first, and focusing on a basic experience for uploading files. Over time, as we learned more about usage (and learned more about how to thwart various types of scammers and other evil people), we were able to increase the free storage, first to 1 GB, then 5 GB, and finally about a year ago to 25 GB of free storage. We were also able to expand into new markets. Today we’re in over 50 languages worldwide and more than 50% of our customers come from outside the US.

Behind the scenes: photo sharing on SkyDrive - Inside Windows Live - The Windows Blog

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