In an official blog post today, Microsoft has revealed some new features for SkyDrive Pro. SkyDrive Pro is a cloud storage service tailored to Office 365 subscribers, now offering a whopping 25GB of storage rather than the default 7GB. Microsoft has also rolled out a new feature called “Shared with Me” which offers SkyDrive users the ability to easily find documents others have shared with them.
“Have you ever experienced the pain of trying to locate a document or folder a colleague previously shared with you? Shared with Me eliminates the worry of finding those important items, because now they’re all visible in a single view from within your SkyDrive Pro,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post. Shared with Me appears in the left-hand side of the navigation pane of your SkyDrive Pro.
Microsoft has also increased the default storage space for new and existing SkyDrive Pro users from 7GB to 25GB. Even better if you are a SharePoint Online admin, because you can now increase SkyDrive Pro storage space to 50GB or 100GB for your users.
“In the spirit of continually improving the SkyDrive Pro service, we’re also increasing the overall file upload limit in SharePoint Online to 2 GB/file and the default recycle bin retention to 90 days (up from 30 days). And we’re enabling versioning by default on newly provisioned SkyDrive Pro libraries, which saves the last ten versions, so you never lose an important document. These service improvements apply to SkyDrive Pro and to team site documents and data,” Microsoft added.
So there you have it. These features do not apply to the standard SkyDrive which we all have access to, this simply applies to SkyDrive Pro for those of you who are Office 365 subscribers.