Windows Live Folders is now Windows Live Skydrive and the beta has been extended to locales outside the US. The service provides a free 500mb of online storage for you to use however you want. Beyond the new look and feel and new name there is one great addition – a drag and drop upload tool which makes it much easier to upload multiple files. Previously you had to browse for files individually and upload in batches of 5. This is a great addition to the other Live services and gives you somewhere handy to store your own files online, as well as share public files with others.

By Peter Foot

Microsoft Windows Development MVP