There are rumors on the web that Skydrive (Microsoft’s online storage service) will support Bitlocker.

As a refresher, BitLocker Drive Encryption is a full disk encryption feature included with the Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Microsoft’s Windows Vista and Windows 7 desktop operating systems, as well as the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 server platforms.

It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. By default it uses the AES encryption algorithm in CBC mode with a 128 bit key, combined with the Elephant diffuser for additional disk encryption specific security not provided by AES

Some of the new features coming to Skydrive seem to be Bitlocker support. Windows 8 will support the saving of Bitlocker recovery keys directly onto Skydrive.

SkyDrive New SkyDrive Options

SkyDrive New SkyDrive Options

There’s also a rumored new Skydrive application for Windows and the Mac.

SkyDrive App for Windows

SkyDrive App for Windows

And there’s URL shortening coming as well…

SkyDrive URL Shortening

SkyDrive URL Shortening

and more..

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