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The SkyDrive Is Falling

This week Microsoft made its SkyDrive cloud storage service better -- then made it way worse. First, the good part: You can now upload folders and bigger files, files as huge as 2GB. The bad news: New users can only upload three of these puppies, as the new limit for the free service is 7GB, down from the formerly generous 25GB.

Compared to Google Drive, SkyDrive is downright roomy. Google only offers 5GB on the house.

In both cases the vendors hope you'll fall in love, run out of room and pay for the premium service. And if you're an existing SkyDrive user, you can upgrade now and keep the original 25GB.

As for me, I'll stick with Carbonite for backup and DropBox for file sharing.

What do you use for remote file access, synchronization and so on, and are thumb drives as passé as Bartles and Jaymes wine coolers?

Answers welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/25/2012 at 1:19 PM


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