Use Office 2010 to map a local drive letter to your free 25GB Live SkyDrive
Heck, if you tell an app like 7zip to chunk big files up into 50MB pieces you can store whatever the heck you want. If only there was a way to access your SkyDrive storage like a local hard drive without an app like Gladinet or SD Explorer...Why, that'd make it like a free Dropbox account x 12.5!
As it turns out, there is a way to do that -- and it's pretty darn easy to do now that Office 2010 is here.
Here's what you'll need to to turn your SkyDrive into your Z: drive (or whatever letter you choose):
- Office 2010 -- a trial version or unexpired beta is fine
- a Windows Live account
- ...the ability to follow directions
Fire up Powerpoint and create a new blank presentation (file -> new). Next, head back to the file menu and click save & send then choose save to web from the submenu.
Now right-click Computer on your start menu and choose map network drive. Select a drive letter, paste in the path, and choose to reconnect the drive. For reconnection to work, you need to have the Windows 7 online ID provider for Windows Live installed and your ID linked to your Windows login.
Drag and drop files to SkyDrive...sync from your desktop to the cloud with SyncToy, you name it! Hopefully your upload speeds are a little better than mine, because 30KB/s just doesn't cut it.