Another day, another post from Microsoft about another new feature in Mango: Windows Live SkyDrive integration. You may recall that the original shipping version of Windows Phone supports nice SharePoint integration in the Office hub, but nothing around the consumer-oriented SkyDrive. Well, Mango is going to correct that omission.
There are some sweet SkyDrive-related changes in store for Mango, our next release arriving this fall. In Mango, for example, you’ll be able to:
- Share photos stored on SkyDrive via email, text, or IM
- Share your video on SkyDrive
- Browse your documents stored on SkyDrive
- Search your SkyDrive documents
There’s also a separate, related post from the Windows Live blog with more info:
Share photos stored on SkyDrive via email, text, or IM
SkyDrive lets you store thousands of pictures in the cloud. You can show them off to friends on your phone in the Pictures hub, and now you can share SkyDrive photos with anyone over email, text, or Messenger/Facebook.
Share your video on SkyDrive
With Mango, all the goodness you had with photos has been extended to videos. Once you’re finished shooting your video, you can caption it and share immediately on SkyDrive, and the upload will happen in the background while you move on to other things.
Browse your documents stored on SkyDrive
Windows Phone lets you view folders and files directly on your phone, so when you group things on SkyDrive, you know they’ll be available with the same folder structure on your phone.
See what’s been shared with you
More than 70% of the folders created on SkyDrive are shared with other people, which makes it all the more important to see everything shared with you on your phone. This pivot view will show you the complete list of documents shared with you, letting you open and edit in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Search your SkyDrive documents
If you store a lot of stuff on SkyDrive, being able to do a quick search is important. In the Office hub, you can easily search across your SkyDrive for the document you need without having to wade through your folders and other files.
And two videos!