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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Monday announced a big milestone as the company’s cloud storage service SkyDrive hits 250 million users. After the launch of Windows 8 on October, Microsoft says that 50 million more people have started using SkyDrive.

Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest operating system has a Modern UI app for SkyDrive, as well as SkyDrive is also integrated in the Charm functionality. Microsoft has tried to closely integrate cloud storage with the OS, as it lets you save your files to the cloud, and make those files available on other devices too. Those who’re using multiple PC’s will enjoy the convenience of having their files accessible on all the devices – all thanks to the cloud storage revolution.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has made SkyDrive the default save location for the new Office, which means that whatever document you save, are also uploaded securely to the cloud storage. Recently Microsoft updated the SkyDrive app for iOS, and also made “substantial performance improvements to SkyDrive uploading”.

Just a few days ago, Outlook.com team announced that they’re rolling out a new feature that allows you to insert anything from your SkyDrive account directly into an email message. The company has some big plans for SkyDrive and says “We continue to push forward to a world where all your stuff is in SkyDrive, so you can always have it with you.”

Well, this clearly tells us that in the future, we can see some close integration of SkyDrive with other Microsoft’s offering.

SkyDrive works great for many, but the company does have competition from other cloud storages like Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box, etc. For end users, competition is good as it helps companies to push their limits and build better products than each other.

On reaching this milestone, Microsoft has prepared an infographic too.

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