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    SkyDrive in Windows 8.1

    An interesting article in Ars technica written by Peter Bright - SkyDrive in Windows 8.1: Cloud storage the way itís meant to be.

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    Nice article, Joe, thanks for sharing.
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    Paul Thurrott has been wondering for years why SkyDrive wasn't better integrated with Windows. Why isn't it just a mapped drive he always wondered. That was well before he knew about Microsoft's plans for Windows-based accounts instead of just a purely online-based account. I wonder if that integration now requires one to be signed in to a Microsoft account or if there's a method to use a local account as well. Microsoft is doing a couple of things now that could get them in trouble with the EU again. Did they ever pay their last 1.4 billion dollar fine?

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    Since it is OS integration that is talked about I'm pretty sure using a Microsoft account is required.

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    My thought as well, I have two legacy hotmail accounts with 50 gigs of Skydrive storage, be nice to utilize that capacity from within the same user account without any special considerations. Logging into two separate mapped drives for each account or something like that would be ideal for me instead of a one account integration with restriction to browser interaction only with the other or whatever.

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    The Hotmail accounts are Microsoft accounts. AFAIK, you can't associate a user account with more than one Microsoft account.

    There are several things Microsoft could do to SkyDrive to enhance its usefulness.

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    One can certainly sub-associate though and that's what I'm talking about, like a desktop client email program. Limit it to 3 accounts maybe so folks wouldn't abuse the privilege.

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