SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service, has gotten a ‘more modern’ make-over.

Microsoft officials took the wraps off the contemporary update to SkyDrive on August 14, the day before Microsoft is ready to begin rolling out the official home windows 8 RTM bits to builders, IT execs and extent licensees.The changes to were detailed in a post on the new “Inside Skydrive” blog.

In addition to a new user interface for, Microsoft also has made bug fixes to Windows and Mac OS X Skydrive client apps, and is introducing a new SkyDrive for Android phone app that will be coming in “just a few weeks.” The new will roll out over the next 24 hours, officials said.

(If “Metro” wasn’t now a banned word, the new SkyDrive look and feel could be described as Metro-fied. Because of whatever kind of “discussions” between Microsoft and an unnamed European partner have led to the discontinuation of the use of the Metro name, some teams at Microsoft seems to be using “modern” (lowercase m) as a substitute for Metro. However, rather confusingly Microsoft officials have been telling some partners outside of the company to use “Windows 8” as a substitute for Metro.)

Back to what’s new, in accordance with lately’s weblog post. The updated SkyDrive comprises wireless seek for recordsdata and place of business record content material; a brand new contextual toolbar, multi-select drag and drop capabilities and other tweaks. The Softies also have made a few enhancements to the SkyDrive developer platform, according lately’s put up. had posted some leaked screen shots in late July of the Metrofied SkyDrive.

In April 2012 Microsoft added paid storage options to SkyDrive. It also made available for download on April 23 a preview version of SkyDrive for Windows, a local version of its SkyDrive client, for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Earlier this month, Microsoft begn changing its are living Mesh pc-sync technology with SkyDrive at the computers of people who install the up to date package of consumer products and services referred to as home windows essentials 2012. In lately’s publish, SkyDrive officials stated that they had heard the comments from live Mesh users that they want the facility to make a choice what to sync and stated they are operating on that capability for a long term unencumber.

In comparable news, Microsoft officers said that, its successor to, now has 10 million registered users signed up. Microsoft made the preview available on July 31.