Microsoft: SkyDrive now uploads 2x faster

SkyDrive uploads now 2x faster

Today, in their official blog, Microsoft has announced that a new version of SkyDrive will be rolled out providing users with faster upload tomes as well as a “timeline view” for SkyDrive albums and folders.

The “timeline view” makes it easier to see all your photos based on the date. “In the timeline view you can scroll down to navigate through all the images. They’re organized into groups by event and time. Take 20 pictures at a birthday party with your phone, and then a photo of your parking spot at the airport a few hours later? Now they’ll appear as two different groups in the timeline,” Microsoft explains. SkyDrive will also feature a filmstrip view, so you can see your photos in a slideshow.

Also included in the update is a tweaked version of the server code making uploads from the desktop app 2-3x faster than before.According to Microsoft, SkyDrive users were complaining about this.

This is yet another update to SkyDrive as last week Microsoft has enabled full resolution uploads of photos and videos from Windows Phone 8. The software giant has also added thumbnail previews for your Power Point and Word files on SkyDrive, to help you find what you need faster. “Thumbnails make it easier to find the file you’re looking for, and so we’re also introducing some changes to our thumbnails view. We worked hard to improve the readability of the files and folders you have in SkyDrive and are introducing new thumbnails for your PowerPoint and Word files,” Microsoft explains.

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