So you’re confused about the difference between Microsoft SkyDrive Pro and Microsoft SkyDrive. In this post we’re going to break down what SkyDrive Pro and what Skydrive actually is. We’ve also got a video you can view with more info.
What is the difference between SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro?
Skydrive Pro is a way to store documents and access them anywhere, at home at the office or on the go. It serves a space for users to store their files for later use, collaborate and save multiple versions. The confusion comes from a similar named Microsoft product known as SkyDrive. Skydrive is a free service that anyone can use. Skydrive Pro is bundled with Office 365, Office 2013, downloadable from the Microsoft website and acts as a service.
SkyDrive Pro is installed on a desktop and will automatically sync your documents accessible from Windows Explorer. This service lets you sync any document from Sharepoint 2013 or Office 365.
. Accessible via Sharepoint 2010, 2013 or Office 365
. Only available to web browsers and Windows
. Sync up to 20,000 files
. Individual files cannot exceed 250 MB
. Max storage space is 7GB without a current option to purchase more
SkyDrive is not meant for use with Sharepoint 2013 or Office 365, but allows the ends user to share links to files with other users. This service is very similar to Drop Box. It allows users for 7GB of free storage with the option to purchase more.
. Accessible from any web browser or device with an internet connection
. Nothing to do with Sharepoint
. Documents are not available for editing within SkyDrive. It is only meant for sharing.
. None of the SkyDrive Pro file limitations
The distinction between the two is that SkyDrive Pro is primarily geared towards business and SkyDrive is targeted for the average consumer. While the names are similar, there are significant differences between the two.