Convincing users to upload their photos and other important files to their SkyDrive account doesn't seem to be such an easy mission, but Microsoft continues to improve the recently-launched service.
Now, SkyDrive too comprises a Recycle Bin that works in a similar fashion with the traditional one available in the Windows operating system.
One of the most important things is that the introduction of a Recycle Bin adds a new security layer to the product, as until now users who accidentally removed a photo would lose it forever. Thanks to the new feature, they can browse the Recycle Bin content and restore the file just like they do it on Windows
The deleted files do not count against the storage limit and all removed items are kept in the Recycle Bin for a total of three days.
“If the content in your recycle bin gets large enough to exceed 10% of your storage limit (which will be pretty rare), we’ll start to delete the oldest content (after it’s been there 3 days), and will permanently remove items from the recycle bin after they have been there for 30 days (and not restored),” Microsoft explained
in a blog post.
The newly-implemented Recycle Bin will be initially available in the browser-based app, but all the other environments will get the update anytime soon.
In addition, Microsoft will also introduce Excel surveys to SkyDrive, but this particular feature requires a bit more time until it makes way into the product.
“Unlike competing services, you can easily use the power of Excel Web App, Excel for Windows, or Excel for Mac to sort, analyze, or chart the results of your survey. When you’re done, it takes just one click to share this survey with others and start collecting responses,” Omar Shahine, group program manager, SkyDrive.com, said about the upcoming feature.