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Get 500MB of free online storage with Windows Live Folders beta

Windows Live Folders
Microsoft is preparing to launch a public beta of Windows Live Folders, a service that will let you upload and share files from your web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox). You'll get 500MB of free space with a Windows Live ID, and you can upload files up to 50MB in size.

Sure, there are plenty of other free file hosting services that give you more storage space, including AOL's 5GB XDrive service. But this is just a beta, and there's a good chance Microsoft will increase the storage space down the road.

The thing that sets Windows Live Folders apart is its integration with other Windows Live services, for example letting you share your files with just users on your contact list.

While the site isn't currently live, it should be up soon.

Tags: online storage, OnlineStorage, windows live, windows live folders, WindowsLive, WindowsLiveFolders