Microsoft aims squarely at Apple with new SkyDrive promo

In June of 2012 Apple officially shut down MobileMe, migrating customers to iCloud. With storage space now being downgraded, the market apparently seems right to Microsoft to take advantage of cloud customers by offering its own alternative, in the form of SkyDrive -- or the service soon to be formerly known as SkyDrive.

The only official announcement came from the service's official Twitter account, simply asking a question and offering a solution -- "did Apple cancel your extra MobileMe storage? Fwd the downgrade email to HelpMeSkyDrive@outlook.com for an extra 15GB of SkyDrive for 1 year".

The service generally offers 7 GB of free storage, though users who were early adopters got grandfathered into 25 GB of free space. The solution is also tightly integrated with Windows 8, Office 2013 and Windows Phone, giving Microsoft one more incentive to make this deal -- the hope of winning over new users.

A request for a statement from the software maker resulted in no official comment at this time, though it did promise that more information would be forthcoming in the near future.

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