SkyDrive.com Gets Recycle Bin; Excel Surveys Coming Soon!

A new "recycle bin" feature is now live on SkyDrive.com -- and let the users browse the Recycle Bin content and restore the file they deleted just as they would do it on Windows desktop.Right now, the "recycle bin" feature is available from SkyDrive.com, but over time, Microsoft says it "expect the recycle bin experience […]

A new "recycle bin" feature is now live on SkyDrive.com -- and let the users browse the Recycle Bin content and restore the file they deleted just as they would do it on Windows desktop.

Right now, the "recycle bin" feature is available from SkyDrive.com, but over time, Microsoft says it "expect the recycle bin experience to make its way to other SkyDrive experiences too."

"If you have deleted something already, from any SkyDrive app, we're now giving you a recycle bin that will work very similarly to what you're used to on your PC. You can get to the recycle bin from a link in the bottom left side of SkyDrive," posted Omar Shahine, on Inside SkyDrive blog.

"Items in the recycle bin do not count against your SkyDrive storage limit. We save all items you delete in the recycle bin for at least 3 days," adds Omar.

"If the content in your recycle bin gets large enough to exceed 10% of your storage limit (which will be pretty rare), we'll start to delete the oldest content (after it's been there 3 days), and will permanently remove items from the recycle bin after they have been there for 30 days (and not restored)," Omar explained.

SkyDrive.com Recycle Bin

SkyDrive.com Recycle Bin List of deleted files

In addition to recycle bin, Microsoft also releasing in the coming weeks a new feature called "Excel surveys," that let users easily create online surveys and analyze results using the free Excel Web App or Excel on your desktop.

"Unlike competing services, you can easily use the power of Excel Web App, Excel for Windows, or Excel for Mac to sort, analyze, or chart the results of your survey."

"All you will have to do is select "Excel survey" from the Create menu. Then you'll proceed through a set of steps to create the survey and each question has several options for different types of response that you want. When you're done, it takes just one click to share this survey with others and start collecting responses. We're putting this through some final tweaks, and you should expect to see Excel surveys show up in your SkyDrive soon. We'll let you know once it's done," Omar explained.

Excel surveys Create menu

Excel surveys : screen