SkyDrive: new details leakedFans of Microsoft’s cloud storage service, SkyDrive, will be glad to know that Microsoft has got quite a number of features planned for it. Over the weekend there were a bunch of screenshots that leaked, showing off a desktop app of the service, and paid storage options that could severely undercut other services like Dropbox. Well this week, the folks over at have got some new details about the upcoming SkyDrive as well.

The upcoming version SkyDrive Wave 5 M3 (version 16.3), is said to feature: the ability to manage BitLocker recovery keys stored on SkyDrive, support for OpenDocument formats (currently only Microsoft Offics’s Open XML formats are supported – .docx, .xlsx, .pptx), the desktop app will be on Windows and Mac computers, URL shortening services for linking files, Direct Share buttons, and the increase of individual file size limit to 300MB.

Sounds like some pretty useful features to make SkyDrive more appealing to users on competing services. What other features would you like to see on SkyDrive?

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