Windows Live Sky Drive, is another perfect example of an almost useless tool, that could be so much better if only some more additional planning has gone into the product. Don’t hold your breath for Microsoft to actually “enhance this offering”
- Sky Drive Limits uploaded file sizes to 50MB
This seems daft and I am not sure why Microsoft decided to do this. I guess mainly because it allows more clients to connect to the service at once at less cost. But this means you can’t just upload stuff, you gotta come up with all sorts of workarounds for files larger than 50MB
- Sky Drive uploads using standard HTTP
This might be fine if you’re uploading 4-5 files, but since Microsoft actually bother to give you 25GB, hopefully you’re going to upload more… Good luck doing all of this “by hand”, file by file…. This is perhaps the make or break issue and what ultimately means Sky Drive Sucks.
- No FTP Access, and no mapping Sky Drive to a drive in Explorer.
What were the developers thinking, why did they bother calling it SkyDrive, it should have been called, LiveSimpleStore or SkyFileHold, There is nothing about this product that resembles a drive in any way. Please grow brains guys! If you’re offering free online file storage, and 25Gb’s of it, at least make it useable so that people will actually use that free space.
I really wish Microsoft would retract SkyDrive from their product range, or enhance it, so that its actually usable.