SkyDrive Hits Billion Documents Mark; Microsoft Offer More Seamless Sharing, Editing

New Edit link feature in SkyDrive and the Office Web Apps allows a more seamless sharing and editing experience for our customers. Customers are now storing over a billion Office documents on SkyDrive!

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Micorosoft said that following the last week's launch of the new cloud subscription service Office 365 Home Premium, a billion documents has now been hosted on SkyDrive.

"(W)e reached a big milestone; our customers are now storing over a billion Office documents on SkyDrive!," the office team wrote.

Further, the team announced a new feature in SkyDrive and the Office Web Apps that allows a more seamless sharing and editing experience. "Earlier today we made it even easier for people to share and edit documents in the Office Web Apps by not requiring them to sign in with their Microsoft account," the company adds.

"With an edit link, all recipients can edit your document--even at the same time. Recipients can now go from clicking your link to editing in a snap AND you can share with confidence that they will definitely be able to view and edit your document."

With edit links, all people who receive your link will be able to edit the document.

For adding more control over exactly who can access document, Microsoft recommend "inviting specific people via their email addresses and checking the "Require user to sign-in" check box."

Edit link allows more seamless sharing and editing in SkyDrive and Office Web Apps

In other Microsoft news, the Redmond company is now providing low-cost, off-the-grid wireless broadband access to rural Kenya, through a public-private collaboration.

To deliver broadband to rural locations, "the project taps into unused portions of wireless spectrum in the television frequency band--it turns out these so-called "white spaces" are a perfect fit for broadband," Microsoft wrote.

Watch the video below of the Mawingu White Space Broadband Project: