Microsoft SkyDrive Cloud Service for Small Business
With Microsoft SkyDrive you will be able to take your files with you wherever you go – with anytime, anywhere access – through 7 GB of free storage and 24/7, 365 access across all devices. SkyDrive eliminates problems with server downtime and improves communication and sharing with full-time access to files and easy, real-time collaboration on documents and spreadsheets.
Real-time collaboration on the same document.
Unlike other cloud-based storage services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Apple iCloud, SkyDrive offers free access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote in your browser with free Office Web Apps; full-time mobile access across devices and operating systems; real-time collaboration with multiple users on the same document anywhere at any time. You can also share only the documents you choose, while keeping others private.
Comparison Chart: SkyDrive vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive.
7 GB (25 GB free as a "loyalty reward" for current users)
2 GB, with additional space for referrals and activities.
Extra storage available in 20/50/100 GB increments, at $10/$25/$50 per year, respectively.
Free; Pro packages available in tiers of 50/100 GB for $99/$199 per year.
Extra storage available in tiers from 25 GB ($30/year) and 100 GB ($60/year) all the way up to 16 TB ($9,600 per year)
Online document editing:
Yes, with Office Web Apps.
Yes, with Google Docs.
No (photo sharing is through Picasa and Google+)
Windows, iOS, Windows Phone, Mac; Android apps via third parties.
Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry.
Windows, Mac, Android.
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Get access to Windows productivity tools across all devices.
With SkyDrive, your people will have access to all of their favorite Windows Office tools regardless of the device they are using; including Mac and PC. You will have free access to Office Web Apps, an abbreviated version of Office, or you can allow access to your full Office suite of applications through SkyDrive.
Your people will be able to use a PC, Mac, iPhone, or iPad to access traditional Windows apps, such as…
Safe secure online storage for all small business needs.
Simply download SkyDrive to your PC or Mac and a desktop SkyDrive folder will be automatically created. From that point forward, any Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, photos, or PowerPoint presentations you place in the folder will be available across all SkyDrive enabled devices; including Mac and Android mobile devices.
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