Microsoft has begun rolling out a SkyDrive app for iOS devices and Windows phones. SkyDrive, which offers online document storage and file-sharing, is available only to users with a Hotmail account.SkyDrive for the iPhone will be available in 32 languages worldwide.It includes capabilities for browsing, managing, and viewing documents and photos stored on the service, Microsoft SkyDrive team member Harrison Hoffman told MacNewsWorld.”Think of it as file-sharing across Microsoft’s ecosystem with Apple platform compatibility,” Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group, told MacNewsWorld.However, it seems SkyDrive for the iPhone is limited in its capabilities. For example, iPhone users can upload only photos and videos to the cloud service.”One of the reasons SkyDrive can’t do everything on the iPhone that it can on Windows phones is that it doesn’t have that deep level of integration,” Michael Morgan, a senior analyst at ABI Research, pointed out.SkyDrive has been deeply integrated into Windows Phone devices through the Pictures and Office hubs, Microsoft said. Users can share photos stored on the service by email, text or instant messages, and use Microsoft Office apps with SkyDrive files, among other things.SkyDrive is integrated into apps along with core phone functions, Microsoft said.For iOS, the service… Read full this story
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