After Apple had announced its next-generation iOS 5 software and the iCloud photo, documents, and music synchronization engine with the cloud, Microsoft is revealing more information about its SkyDrive document and photo synchronization service as part of the Windows Phone 7 Mango update that’s slated to come this fall.
SkyDrive is a cloud-based service that is connected with Microsoft’s Live service and allows users to store file and content in the cloud with 25 GB of free storage. As an avid smartphone picture-taker, SkyDrive is one of the most compelling features for Windows Phone 7 for me right now as pictures can synchronize with the cloud seamlessly, and 25 GB is a lot of space for the storage of photos and documents in the cloud.
Now, with Mango, photos stored on SkyDrive can be shared via various services, such as email and IM.
When you take a picture on your phone, you can upload that photo to SkyDrive in one click or even have the phone automatically upload photos to SkyDrive as they are taken – so you can access all your photos from the web. And your SkyDrive albums appear in the Pictures hub, automatically synced to your phone with built-in commenting, so your photos are immediately available on Windows Phone without having to configure a thing.
Via: Windows Team Blog