Microsoft SkyDrive reaches 250M users

SkyDrive has been around since 2007, so perhaps there is no surprise that the cloud storage service has a large number of users. Combine its venerability with the fact the service is now rolled into Windows 8 and Office 2013, and you have a recipe for success. That is exactly what Microsoft reports today.

Microsoft's Mike Torres, group program manager for SkyDrive apps, says "the service continues to grow: since October 2012 when Windows 8 launched, 50 million more people have started using SkyDrive, helping us reach an important milestone -- over 250 million people are now using SkyDrive as the new place to save their files".

The company has done a lot to push the service, not only the Windows 8 and Office integration, but also updating the iOS app, making performance enhancements and recently adding Outlook integration.

Microsoft also put together an infographic to commemorate this milestone, showing the platforms for which SkyDrive is available, including mobile and computer platforms. The company also boasts that 250 million users is only the start and that the cloud service wishes to reach one billion users. It will have a tough battle with rivals Google and Amazon, but Windows and Office may give SkyDrive a leg up.

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