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SkyDrive Gets AJAX Injection

Although I haven't yet used it, the idea behind Microsoft's SkyDrive is pretty hard to complain about. Who could possibly take issue with a free tool that lets you share files and store data? Heck, my Carbonite account is over $50 a year.

SkyDrive is getting a major revamp, with the new version being largely driven by AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). While the old Ajax detergent, the White Tornado, was stronger than dirt, the new AJAX is designed to offer Web browsers more features and interactivity, and speeds performance by pulling data down from a server without slowing down the client (that's the whole "asynch" part of AJAX).

Microsoft wants the upcoming SkyDrive to exploit caching as much as possible so performance is snappy. And the company wants to make sure all major browsers get high SkyDrive performance.

Have you used SkyDrive or other cloud file sharing and storage solutions? Share your experiences at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/19/2011 at 12:47 PM


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