Jamie Thomson

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Office 2010 gets “Save to SkyDrive”

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Since SkyDrive launched a couple of years ago probably the most oft requested feature is the ability to save a document directly to SkyDrive from your computer. Finally, in Office 2010, that feature is coming. Someone called Manan has posted a blog entry entitled Office 2010 Beta New Features & Changes and it contains the following ditty:

a new option under Share in Backstage – Save to Skydrive! This is to help you save your documents and use them with Office Web Apps. Screenshot:

Office 2010 Beta New Features Save to skydrive office web apps

Oh and the feature is fully functional.

Save to SkyDrive … FINALLY!!! Let’s hope that a SkyDrive API is forthcoming so other teams both in and outside of Microsoft can offer the same feature!

You’ll see this feature in the next interim drop of Office 2010 which is apparently already doing the rounds on the file sharing networks.



Written by Jamiet

October 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm

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  1. Finally!:) that’s a great news anyway. I’m sure using this many more people will use their SkyDrive service. Thanx Jamie


    October 18, 2009 at 10:49 pm

  2. Check out skydriveexplorer.com (just found out about it!) or gladinet.com (which I’ve actually tried, though it’s a few builds ago…)Ray


    November 4, 2009 at 3:27 pm

  3. And who would trust Microsoft with GigaBytes of data storage? I am not so concerned about privacy issues but about catastrophic loss of data. They have not yet been able to create a stable operating system and are known for discontinuing services and programs. What about viruses and worms, which Microsoft products are the preferred targets for?Wolf Homma


    November 10, 2009 at 8:45 pm

  4. They’re also the company that have supported Hotmail unscathed for more than a decade and enable many many millions of people to use Messenger concurrently. Based on that I think I’d trust them more than anyone else to store my data.I don’t see what relevance operating systems have here.Still, if you don’t want to use the service you don’t have to – its your loss.Any other pearls of wisdom to share?


    November 10, 2009 at 9:00 pm

  5. This is great news, Jamie. Obviously, Office document integration is going play heavily into the future of SkyDrive, so this makes a lot of sense. However, I’d much rather like to see a ubiquitous option to save to SkyDrive from anywhere in the OS, not just from Office apps. Why not a connector that makes SkyDrive appear as a local resource (like a mapped drive) on the desktop? Then any program could easily use it to share/retrieve files.


    November 10, 2009 at 9:13 pm

  6. SkyDrive is great, but what will become of Office Live Workspace? I know a lot of people using that and the fact that Office 2010 connects to SkyDrive and not Office Live Workspace pretty much says it’s EOL for OLW. I agree they need to focus on just one main "cloud-storage" product. It’s very confusing right now with SkyDrive, OLW, Live Mesh, etc.


    December 25, 2009 at 8:03 am

  7. Being able to save from Office 2010 to Skydrive is great! Now I just need to figure out how to open that saved file from Office 2010!

    Tutko Moyinmo

    December 28, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    • Tutyo,
      You need to go to the website, you have the option there to open it in your installed software.

      Unfortunately there is no option to browse your SkyDrive from Office itself. Let’s hope they bring that in the future.



      December 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm

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