Windows Live SkyDrive: High quality photo sharing and accessing Office 2010 files

In addition to saving files to a private location, “one of the exciting Backstage features in Office 2010 is the ability to save your files to Windows Live SkyDrive from within Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote desktop applications. Saving to a shared folder makes it easy for you to collaborate with others when working with […]

In addition to saving files to a private location, “one of the exciting Backstage features in Office 2010 is the ability to save your files to Windows Live SkyDrive from within Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote desktop applications. Saving to a shared folder makes it easy for you to collaborate with others when working with Microsoft Office suite. You no longer need to worry about whether or not people will be able to open them, since Office Web Apps available on Windows Live for everyone. You’ll find this feature by clicking Save to Web button on the Save & Send tab in the Backstage. There’s no need to register for this service if you already use Hotmail, Messenger, or Xbox Live. Just sign in with your existing Windows Live ID and you’re ready to go,” explain Microsoft.

You can also upload media files & high resolution photos onto your free 25 GB SkyDrive space. “When you upload a photo, SkyDrive actually store four copies of every original, plus nine smaller versions of each photo. SkyDrive create smaller versions using some smart code from Microsoft Research to do a square crop that contains the more interesting part of the picture to use with thumbnails to large slideshows. You can also give people permission to add photos to a shared album. Whenever you create a photo album you can easily choose who has access to your albums.”

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