Today sees the somewhat expected renaming of Windows Live Folders to its final name, Windows Live Skydrive. There is also a significant update to the service, extending the basic functionality that was criticised somewhat at the start of the initial beta. New features include:
- Drag and drop file upload, making it easy to upload multiple files. Previously you were limited to manually selecting 5 files at a time, which made uploading a time consuming process.
- Navigational controls to move quickly beween files
- A “recently viewed” section showing other users’ Skydrive folders you have browsed
- Thumbnails view, already announced by the Skydrive team a few weeks ago.
- The new Windows Live Wave 2 UI
- The ability to embed files in a blog post or web page, allowing users to download them from your Skydrive.
Microsoft, Windows Live, Windows Live Folders, Windows Live SkyDrive, Beta, Live News