Last week, following the introduction of Windows 8 Developer Preview Build 8102 Milestone 3 (M3), Microsoft also released a redesign to its Windows Live SkyDrive website.
The two are connected, and set up to stress the more prominent role that SkyDrive will get to play in the next iteration of the Windows client.
In fact, users that visit SkyDrive will be welcomed by an invitation to test the Cloud storage and sync service together with the first developer preview of Windows 8.
“Preview SkyDrive on Windows 8 - See how SkyDrive will work seamlessly with Windows 8 so you can access all your content from anywhere,” the Redmond company notes.
It’s also important to stress the promise that the software giant makes with SkyDrive and Windows 8: “All your content. Anywhere. With Windows 8.”
Last week at BUILD, Microsoft demoed the seamless integration of Windows 8 and SkyDrive for devices connected through user accounts leveraging Windows Live IDs.
It’s amazing to see just how naturally Windows 8 embraces the Cloud, allowing users to store content on a Windows 8 device, have it uploaded to SkyDrive and then synchronized to all other Windows 8 computers.
In addition to customers running Windows 8, users of Windows Phone Mango and later releases of the mobile platform will also be able to take advantage of SkyDrive like never before.
“Preview SkyDrive on the next Windows Phone – All your photos and docs – instantly available on your phone,” Microsoft said.
Key to Windows 8 and SkyDrive’s integration is a new opportunity for developers to start leveraging the two technologies right from the applications they’ll write for the successor of Windows 7.
The new redesigned SkyDrive site also emphasizes this: “Start writing apps for SkyDrive – Are you a developer? Store and access photos, videos and docs on SkyDrive right from your app.”Windows 8 Developer Preview Build 8102 Milestone 3 (M3) is available for download here.