Microsoft just enhanced its personal cloud service, Skydrive. The enhancements focus on the photo section with the addition of photo timeline and the 2x acceleration of photo uploading to the service.
You can first enroll to Outlook.com to get the free email from Microsoft. Hotmail users are automatically enrolled. Once you are registered, you can access contact, calendar and SkyDive by clicking the dropdown menu on top left.
Within SkyDrive, you can create folder, upload files, photos just by drag & drop from your computer or using a client app on your PC or Windows Phone to sync between local and remote files.
The most popular use is the photo section that you can also create folders and upload your photos to browse or to share. Microsoft is now making it easier for you to see all of your photos in SkyDrive across all your albums and folders based on a timeline view as below shown.
In the timeline view you can scroll down to navigate through all the images. They’re organized into groups by event and time. Take 20 pictures at a birthday party with your phone, and then a photo of your parking spot at the airport a few hours later? Now they’ll appear as two different groups in the timeline.If you want to quickly navigate to a specific month, just click the month name.
While watching in slide show, there is a filmstrip at the bottom that allows you to better navigate and jump to each photo quicker.
The last enhancement is the new layout for thumbnail including PowerPoint and Word docs.