For users looking for the ultimate in cloud storage, and for those who use Microsoft products, the introduction of new SkyDrive services is important. On Monday, Microsoft announced a 200GB option for users that will allow them to store enough images for a lifetime.
Microsoft announced via their Windows Blog on Monday an option for users to truly maximize their SkyDrive storage options. As users are more and more using the cloud to store their documents, videos, and music, this will truly give them a ton of storage for a great price.
200 GB Of SkyDrive Only $100
Microsoft announced that a new storage option is now available of users. This new option allows them to add 200 GB of additional storage to their SkyDrive for only $100 per year. This huge addition clearly goes up against Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box as they lower the cost of cloud storage for customers, and at the same time offer customers a massive amount of online storage for a great price.
200 GB Free SkyDrive With New Surface Units
In a move that wasn’t seen by many, Microsoft also announced that users who purchase the new Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 units will be able to get the 200 GB of SkyDrive for 2 years for no additional cost. They will also get unlimited Skype Wifi on their units, and according to Skype, that is available at over 2 million hot-spots around the world. This move should please those who bicker that the Surface units don’t have enough storage, and this essentially gives them an extra 200 GB in the cloud for their music, video, and other online needs.
This move by Microsoft gives users the ability to use SkyDrive and at a great price. For $100 it is easier than an external hard drive, and can be accessed from any desktop, laptop, or mobile device. They are gunning at the competition with this price, and want customers to start using SkyDrive for all their cloud storage needs. As the prices of cloud storage drop and drop, SkyDrive is becoming a huge role for Microsoft. It also helps that it is a big part of Windows 8.1 as well.
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