Microsoft Officially Launches OneDrive, Giving 100 GB for Free to Early Adopters

OneDriveThere’s not much in the way of surprises for Wednesday’s  announcement by Microsoft of the general availability of its cloud storage service OneDrive. The new name had already been previewed, and the product is largely the same as its predecessor, SkyDrive. New features include auto uploads from Android, adaptive personal video streaming a la Netflix and better document collaboration tools that don’t require a Microsoft account. But as with SkyDrive, the main advantages of storing your stuff with Microsoft is that it should work well with Microsoft Office (unlike Dropbox) and that it’s not wedded to a company that also controls the dominant mobile platform, so it has more platform independence (unlike Google Drive). Also, OneDrive doesn’t do dumb things like store new photos for only 30 days (unlike Apple’s iCloud).

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