Microsoft SkyDrive team has officially removed the Beta tag of its Windows Live SkyDrive (formerly known as Windows Live Folders). The final version of its Windows Live SkyDrive consumer storage service was officially launched on 21 February. Windows Live SkyDrive is one of Microsoft’s Windows Live range of services which allows users to upload their file, store it and share with their contacts if they want.

This new Microsoft-hosted storage service currently offers 5GB of free online storage to users (note: The free storage space amount has been raised to 25GB for Windows Live SkyDrive). Users can upload their favourite documents, photo, digital music, video collection, etc to this online storage service. Windows Live SkyDrive limits a maximum upload file size of 50MB and up to five files can be uploaded each time. The Windows Live SkyDrive has also extended its storage service to 38 countries now. Besides Great Britain, India, and the U.S., it is also available in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Turkey.

With the new and final version of Windows Live SkyDrive unveiled, now it is interesting to know what is Google’s plan to get back the market share on the online storage service. Wall Street Journal reported that Google planed to launch a similar service like Windows Live SkyDrive last year. The project is known as GDrive and it offers online storage service which allows users to store and access their files via the Internet from computer or mobile devices. However, there was no further action from Google after the new was spread out.

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