Microsoft is starting the year with a bang by updating its very own file hosting service, SkyDrive. Microsoft is basically announcing three major updates. First is the improved sharing capabilities. With the new update, users can now have a single and unified view of their files for easy sharing and access. “We’ve unified all sharing-related info and tasks into a single screen. So now when you select a document and click Share in the command bar, you’ll see all the different ways to share the item as well as who has access,” says Omar Shahine, Group Program Manager for SkyDrive.

Next is the improved drag-and-drop support. Users can now move files by dragging and dropping them to a specific location on the breadcrumb bar. The update also adds better selection for touch-based devices. This means that users now have the same interactions on a Windows 8 PC. “You can now select an item or multiple items by swiping on the item to the left or right,” Shahine adds. Finally, as with all other updates, SkyDrive is also receiving its own fair share of improvements under the hood that are designed to make the service more reliable and faster.

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