Microsoft has given its cloud storage service a big update this week, which also conveniently coincides with Google releasing their own Google Drive cloud storage service. Microsoft improved and released new apps for the service and it’s now got apps available on Windows, Mac OS X, Windows Phone and iOS.
However, this update also means that new SkyDrive users will only be offered 7GB instead of the 25GB Microsoft were giving out.
But there still seems to be a way for users to upgrade to the 25GB account for free.
Just log into your SkyDrive account at http://skydrive.live.com/
Then click on Manage Storage down the bottom left. You should now see the screen below
All you have to do then is hit the Free Upgrade! button and just like that you’ve earned yourself 25GB of free online storage, brilliant!
If you’ve been using SkyDrive for a while, and you’ve been storing more than 4GB, then your account has probably automatically upgraded you already.
This seems to work for anyone who already has a Windows Live account, I never logged into my SkyDrive account until today and it worked fine for me. However I’m not sure it will work if you try to create a new Windows Live ID, maybe someone can let us know in the comments?