Windows 8 Desktop Skydrive Updated


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Updates for the Skydrive desktop..

Today, many SkyDrive users may notice an automatic update to SkyDrive for Windows (Version 16.4.6003.0710).

Most of the changes in this update aren't really visible. Millions of people depend on SkyDrive to automatically sync files, so as with most updates, this one improves performance, reliability, and compatibility of SkyDrive.

However, there are a couple things you might notice in this update:

New status window

Many people asked for a simple way to check at a glance whether their SkyDrive is in sync. With this update, when you click SkyDrive in the system tray, a small status window appears. It lets you know if SkyDrive is up to date, and gives you the time at which SkyDrive was last updated.


If SkyDrive is still syncing, you'll also see the number of megabytes and files you have remaining to sync.


We’ve also added new options in the context menu that you see when you right-click (“View sync problems” and “Report a problem”) to make it easier to identify and report issues.

New SkyDrive logo

We designed SkyDrive to provide Windows customers access to important files anywhere. With the upcoming release of Windows 8, the time was right to redesign the SkyDrive logo. The refreshed logo is a natural evolution of the work we’re doing across Microsoft to deliver a more consistent experience across all of our products.


As we update SkyDrive for other platforms, apps, and devices, you'll see the updated logo appear more broadly. We will also be making it available to partners and developers.

We hope you enjoy the update, and we look forward to your continued feedback.

Mike Torres


Update to the SkyDrive desktop app for Windows
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