Update, Apr 24, 2012:
Please note: Even yet it functions great as well as shows off a developer APIs, SkyCMD was a Apr Fool’s fun for 2012. However, check out these real improvements to SkyDrive.
The past year has been an extraordinary time here upon a SkyDrive team. We’re all unequivocally fervent to boat a work you announced in a subsequent release, though you can’t usually lay behind as well as relax. Like a shark, you have to keep relocating forward. As you proposed to consider about a subsequent era interface for SkyDrive, you indispensable something fresh. It’s as well easy to get held up in a visible daze of a normal GUI, generally when you unequivocally usually wish to see a office inventory of your files. As you pulled together a vision, a pattern beliefs enclosed removing behind to a monochromatic roots, presenting a user with fewer commands, all whilst upon condition that a most absolute interface possible. So what is a subsequent large thing?
Forget hold as well as even a mouse
The some-more you suspicion about it, a some-more you satisfied that a indication you were seeking for was right in front of us – or during slightest used to be. We harkened behind to a time when computing was simpler. Sure, interface pattern has altered over a years, though do people unequivocally wish to navigate by their files with a crack of a finger or perspective photos with a click of a mouse? Maybe. But you hold a initial as well as most appropriate approach for humans to correlate with computers is by succinct commands entered around a great aged keyboard. That’s when it strike us: what a universe needs is a SkyDrive Command Line Interface!
Starting today, you can eventually correlate with SkyDrive a approach you’ve regularly longed for to. You can make use of a classical DOS syntax to simply navigate your record hierarchy—familiar commands similar to “dir” as well as “cd.” Simple. Powerful.
SkyCMD: Command line entrance to your files upon SkyDrive. Go to http://skycmd.com as well as check it out.
Once you bond SkyCMD to your SkyDrive comment you can do most of a absolute things that usually a CLI can offer. As for customization, try a “color” authority to give your SkyCMD window a small flare.
Built from a SkyDrive APIs
One of a extraordinary developers, Luke, came up with a early delivery of SkyCMD as well as showed it around a SkyDrive hallways a integrate months ago. We all desired it as well as knew that if it had a couple of some-more problematic commands as well as a right ASCII art you had a leader upon a hands. The volume of inner underline requests for SkyCMD grew to a indicate that we’ve put a complete SkyDrive engineering classification to work office building it. Our developer APIs, that Dare Obasanjo wrote about in his blog post behind in December, have been so absolute you usually used those. We have even put a source formula out as partial of a sample code.
Lead Program Manager, SkyDrive.com