SkyDrive, Windows 8 Ease Cloud Data Storage Synchronization
SkyDrive is the latest version of Windows Live Folders, which is a cloud-based storage system from Microsoft. But this newest version has been completely revamped, both with an update to the user interface to look more like Windows 8 as well as with full integration with the latest Windows 8 version. When you turn on SkyDrive in Windows 8, you get a SkyDrive folder in your user directory. From there, folders and files you place in this folder will automatically be synchronized with your SkyDrive storage. If files and folders are added from another computer to the same SkyDrive storage area, those files and folders will be downloaded and synchronized to your main PC. You can easily configure SkyDrive through its settings to choose which folders you want to keep synchronized. If there are problems synchronizing, you can view the problems in a pop-up window or even by observing a small red X in the icons within Windows Explorer. Finally, if you need more storage space, you can purchase it from Microsoft, with an annual fee.