SkyDrive provides plenty of free space, but has been difficult to access, until Windows 8.
Microsoft is responding to the feedback on its file management by tweaking or walking away from some of the changes it planned to make.
Windows 8 includes a storage scheme suitable for business deployment that can treat hundreds of disks as a single logical storage reservoir and ensures resiliency by backing up data on at least two physical disks.
Windows 8 will include a Storage Spaces feature that provides RAID-protected storage.
The operating system, now available as a developer's preview, can also refresh itself, restoring the operating system to its original state.
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In a lengthy blog post, Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows and Windows Live division, provided more detail on Windows 8's user interface (UI).
Microsoft is building a native USB 3.0 software stack for Windows 8, which could aid in competition against Thunderbolt.