SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage product, will be getting a Metro-style application with Windows 8.
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Also coming for SkyDrive will be a desktop application for Internet Explorer and the ability to fetch remote files from the Web, the software giant revealed on its Building Window 8 blog. The desktop application will allow easy drag and drop upload and download support for SkyDrive, anywhere access to your data, offline access, and the power of Windows Explorer to manage your files and folders. SkyDrive will also sport a Fetch feature that Microsoft says is much more than just synching cloud files with a PC. SkyDrive will turn your entire PC into your own private cloud, and use its terabytes of local storage to easily access, browse, and stream your files from anywhere by simply fetching them from SkyDrive.com. The announcement comes on the heels of a preview Apple gave of Mountain Lion that revealed that the next iteration of the operating system will include deep integration with iCloud, Apple’s personal cloud storage product.