SkyDrive Launches on WP7 and iPhone

Microsoft has launched Windows Phone 7.5 and iPhone apps for its SkyDrive cloud file hosting system. The Windows Phone app is available in every country/region where Windows Phones are offered, while the iPhone version is available in 32 languages worldwide.

The release follows last month’s overhaul, which saw improvements and new features added such as simple app-centric sharing, file management, HTML5 upload and other updates. With the recent release of Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango), Microsoft says it focused on deeply integrating SkyDrive into the phone itself through the Pictures and Office hubs. The Windows Phone version adds additional functionality, including tasks such as browsing SkyDrive, sharing links to folders or files, deleting files, and creating folders.

The SkyDrive apps enable users to browse their entire SkyDrive files; share any SkyDrive folder or file with one or more people; and organise folders and files, including the ability to create a new folder, project or photo album and delete old files or folders that they no longer need.

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