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Microsoft beefing up Skydrive storage features, adds Live Events

Microsoft has announced that they are going to double their online storage service capacity to 1GB.

Windows Live Skydrive is also going to get RSS feeds to inform whoever is subscribed that new files have been uploaded as well as sharing with anyone directly from SkyDrive simply by typing in the recipient's email address.

In other news, Microsoft (opens in new tab) is getting ready to launch Windows Live events which Jay Fluegel, a Group Product Microsoft for Windows Live described as a social-event planning service (SEPS).

Live Events appears to be more feature ladden than Google Calendar, with which it competes as it allows skinning, rich text and integrates with MSN Spaces.

With Live Events, Spaces and Live Calendar, the software giant (opens in new tab) will finally have the tools to take on Google, Yahoo and Facebook when it comes to providing "social network" friendly features.

Bucking the trend established by Web 2.0 startups (opens in new tab), Microsoft has decided to bypass any alpha or beta stage and release its SEPS worldwide.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.