Microsoft Launches SkyDrive Pro For Windows 8 and iOS Devices

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Hot on the heels of the Office 365 for iOS app comes SkyDrive Pro allowing enterprise users to access and store their SharePoint and other Office data on the go, with a Windows 8 app for those still tied to their tablet or notebook. 

Microsoft Taking Over the App Store? 

Just a few days after the release of Office 365 for iOS devices, Microsoft is linking users' enterprise data with the release of SkyDrive Pro for iOS and for Windows 8, now available for free on the app store, but with the usual requirements of an Office 365 and a SkyDrive Pro subscription. 

The app allows access to enterprise users data and information stored in SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online via an Office 365 subscription, that follows on from Windows desktop version of SkyDrive Pro back in May. A post on the Office blog highlights the features and provides links to detailed user instructions, if needed. 

Learning Opportunities

The Windows 8 version app supports x86, x64 and ARM processors, and provides similar features with more screen space. No word of an Android version, yet. This has been sneaked out among all the good stuff from Microsoft's Build keynotes and the Windows 8.1 preview, but will be pretty essential for business users. Check out the five cool things that came from Build. 


The apps allows users to access documents in their SkyDrive Pro folder, pull files to download for offline use when on the go, organize any content by creating new folders, and uploading new content and share with others. A SkyDrive Pro account is required to access all of these features. The basic SkyDrive app is already out there for consumer and casual users. 

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