In addition to Great Britain, India, and the U.S., we’re live in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Turkey.
During initial beta testing, they opened up in just three countries (US, UK and India) and provided just 1 GB of storage space. At that time I was wondering if anybody would be satisfied with 1 GB of storage space. Back then AOL’s Xdrive service was providing 5GB of free storage for their users.
SkyDrive provides RSS feed for your folders, which means subscribers can easily receive notifications as new files are added to that folder. Downsides include lack of upload tools. You’ll have to choose between web interface and an ActiveX component for Internet Explorer. Considering the fact that SkyDrive is from Microsoft, I expect something like an Explorer App, which will show-up SkyDrive as a drive in My Computer.
I haven’t really test SkyDrive for myself, but it looks like a real competitor in storage business now. How long will it take for Google to come-up own storage service (rumours about GDrive or Platypus have been going on for years now!)