Using Android with Windows Sky Drive

One product of Microsoft's embrace of cloud computing is SkyDrive. Part of Windows Live, SkyDrive allows you to upload files from your computer and share them with just about any other device. If you want to share files with your phone, SkyDrive works like a charm. However, it is not a two-way street. You can't upload files from Android to SkyDrive yet.

To get started with SkyDrive, go to http://skydrive.live.com from your desktop computer. Once you've registered for an account, you can access SkyDrive from Android using the same address in your phone's browser.

To get around SkyDrive's upload limitations, you can use SMEStorage at www.smestorage.com through the web browser on your phone. You can also use SkyDrive Simple Viewer on your Windows desktop to find the WebDAV addresses for your SkyDrive folders. You'll then need to download a WebDAV app for Android, such as DavDrive or Mobile Webdav.

Other Windows Live services, like Photos, Hotmail, MSN Messenger, and Spaces, can be accessed from your phone's mobile browser, too. Go to http://mobile.live.com, as shown in Figure 8-1.

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