We did hear about Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud service a couple of months ago, and it seems that the software giant has decided to be more stingy in their offering for free users, where you will not be able to enjoy 25GB of free storage space on the cloud, as the amount of storage space has been whittled down to just 7GB. What does all of this mean for current users who have accounts with 25GB of storage space? Well, they will go through the fire, so to speak, as they can claim a free upgrade in order to maintain that amount, although new accounts will have to learn to make do with 7GB of storage space. Apart from that, if you have the need for more storage space, you can add another 20GB to your amount for a $10 annual fee, while 50GB and 100GB of storage space will see a fee of $25 and $50 per year, respectively.
Microsoft has also rolled out apps for Windows and Mac OS platforms, allowing users to synchronize their files with their SkyDrive accounts, and I cannot help but think that this is Microsoft’s way of launching a pre-emptive “attack” of sorts prior to Google’s very own Google Drive announcement, where we have already caught a whiff of it on a Google employee’s device.