Microsoft has recently introduced the SkyDrive Pro client for Windows. This shiny new freeware application allows Office users to easily and effortlessly sync their files.
Basically it means that users of Microsoft SharePoint 2013 can now access the standalone SkyDrive Pro client without the need to have rest of Office 2013 installed. The company explained this in a post on the SharePoint blog:
“The standalone SkyDrive Pro sync client allows users of SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online in Office 365 to sync their personal SkyDrive Pro and any SharePoint 2013 or Office 365 team site document libraries to their local machine for access to important content on and offline.
The SkyDrive Pro client can be installed side-by-side with previous versions of Office (Office 2010, Office 2007, etc).”
As detailed above, users will not needing Office 2013, this client for SkyDrive Pro can be installed and used alongside older versions of Office
Additionally, users of Office 365 Pro Plus, Office 365 Small Business Premium and Office Professional Plus 2013 will not need to download this standalone version — they already have the SkyDrive Pro client.
Redmond has been continually adding new features to SkyDrive, which is now currently one of the biggest cloud storage services around. The technology titan recently added a new photo timeline layout allows users the ability to view the time as well as the particular event their images were taken.
The SkyDrive service currently boasts more than 250 million users.