Microsoft recently added some new features to SkyDrive, the company's free online file storage service, that make it easier to share and manage your files online. You can now use SkyDrive to easily share individual files via email or on social networks, and use Windows-style file management capabilities online such as move and copy. Microsoft has also added a new HTML5-based drag-and-drop feature to upload files to your 25GB of free SkyDrive storage.
SkyDrive's new improvements are a lead up to Windows 8, expected in 2012, where SkyDrive will play an important role for services such as multiple device file sync. The new functionality is also about playing catch up to competing online services such as Dropbox for storage and sharing and Google Docs for document editing.