As a part of the evolution to Windows Live Wave 4, Microsoft is also rolling out a new version of a service designed to offer users free storage space in the Cloud. Windows Live SkyDrive, a free storage service from the Redmond company, is moving forward to Wave 4
along with the rest of the clients and services included under Windows Live. A part of SkyDrive’s evolution could be the introduction of a new logo, featured in the image at the top of this article (courtesy of LiveSino
Microsoft has yet to confirm that the new logo uncovered is the real thing, but earlier this year, the company did overhaul the visual identity of Windows Live Hotmail
, also in preparation of Wave 4. The new logo is quite different from the current one used for SkyDrive, which depicts a hard drive. Instead, Microsoft seems to have opted for the representation of clouds, and understandable move, considering that Windows Live SkyDrive is essentially, Cloud storage.
“The new SkyDrive features are rolling out worldwide over the next few months. If you don't see them yet, you can expect them soon,” Microsoft stated the past month as it started offering the next generation Windows Live services, and the Beta bits for Windows Live Essentialls Wave 4.
Windows Live SkyDrive continues to offer 25 GB of free storage space in the Cloud. However, one major aspect of the service’s evolution compared to Wave 3 is the inclusion of Office Web Apps, the free, Cloud-based extension of Office 2010.
“Store photos and documents online, share them with the people you choose, and access them from any web browser. SkyDrive also provides free Office Web Apps, so you can create and work online with others on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, even if some of you don't have the latest version of Microsoft Office installed,” Microsoft stated.