Friday, July 13, 2012
Posted by Saad Hashmi at 9:46 AM —
Take a gander at that new logo above, folks. That's the new face of SkyDrive, which was announced via the official Inside Windows Live blog yesterday. The new look isn't a big surprise, since the logo was spotted in some of the official renders of the Surface tablet from a few weeks ago. But in case you thought the radical Windows 8 logo wasn't enough proof, this change is one of many that shows Microsoft is taking Metro to heart and making sure all of their services and products are following a cohesive brand aesthetic. To be honest though, we liked the current Metro interpretation of the SkyDrive logo found in the Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps (check out a comparison image after the break).
Oh and speaking of Windows, the SkyDrive team has also pushed an update through to their official app for Windows desktops. The new update has more tweaks under the hood than anything else, but the inclusion of a new Status Window to check if the app is still syncing should be a useful addition. In case you were wondering how to update the desktop app, don't fret because it's all done in the background. (Even we were surprised to see the new version pop up on our PC, new logo and all.) Finally, if you;re a Windows 8 preview user you can now download the non-Metro version of SkyDrive from the Windows Store, which was previously unavailable. (You can still download the native Metro-style app as well.)
[Thanks, John S.]
Source: Inside Windows Live