So as you can see, for the most part the two cloud services appear to be very similar. There are a few differences however- SkyDrive offers 7 GB of storage space while Dropbox only offers 2 GB, although it's fairly simple to gain more with Dropbox by getting friends to join, linking a Twitter and Facebook account and more. Also it should be known that the SkyDrive PC app is not available for Windows XP.
So now you have the facts, it's up to you to decide which cloud service is better. Of course, you can always run both and you can even use cloudHQ to sync files and folders between the two services. This is extremely helpful if you have a client that uses one but not the other, for instance SkyDrive. You can still share files by dropping them into Dropbox and the files will instantly be replicated to SkyDrive and shared with the client.
- Microsoft SkyDrive - Osprey's E-mail (cirtblog.wordpress.com)
- Microsoft smooths out some of SkyDrive's rough edges (reviews.cnet.com)
- Dropbox vs. Google Drive vs. Amazon vs. Skydrive: Which One Is Fastest? (readwrite.com)
- Microsoft Improves the SkyDrive Photos Experience (winsupersite.com)
- Microsoft's SkyDrive passes 250m users, adding 50m since the launch of Windows 8 seven months ago (thenextweb.com)
- Get a free 15GB cloud-storage account from 4Sync (reviews.cnet.com)
- No laptop? No problem. Give Dropbox a try. (teacherpop.org)
- How To Use SkyDrive to Sync Documents and Photos Between Two Computers (windowsobserver.com)
- SkyDrive Pro client now available as a standalone download (sharepointwithme.wordpress.com)
- Opting for On-Premise File Storage Over the Cloud (govtech.com)