Microsoft SkyDrive Reaches 250 Million Users, Windows 8 Release Accelerates Growth


6, 2013

Microsoft SkyDrive 250

Microsoft SkyDrive team today announced that over 250 million people are now using SkyDrive. The service continued to grow since October 2012 when Windows 8 launched, 50 million more people have started using SkyDrive. SkyDrive is a freemium based cloud consumer cloud storage service that can be accessed from various platforms such as PCs, Smartphones, Tablets, etc,.

Here is the recap of recent announcements around SkyDrive,

In just the past few months we’ve made SkyDrive the default save location for the new Office, updated the SkyDrive app for iOS, and made substantial performance improvements to SkyDrive uploading. Recently, we also announced that Microsoft accounts have grown to 700 million, that we’ve improved the security of our service with things like two-step verification, and that we now have Extended Validation Certificates integrated on And a few days ago, our friends over at announced that they’re rolling out  a new feature that allows you to insert anything from your SkyDrive directly into an email message.

Check out the infographic below,


Source: Windows Team Blog

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