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Work together in the cloud using SkyDrive

If you're collaborating on a school or work project, you can put your files in the cloud with SkyDrive. This way, other people can work on them and you don't have to manage multiple versions.

Put your files in the cloud

You can upload files to SkyDrive in a couple different ways:

  • In the SkyDrive app, swipe from the top or bottom edge to open the app commands, and then tap or click Upload. Select the files you want to upload, and then tap or click Add to SkyDrive.

  • Go to, and then sign in with your Microsoft account. Tap or click Upload and follow the instructions.


Create Office documents using SkyDrive and Office Web Apps.

You can also create Office files right in SkyDrive with Office Web Apps for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote—even if you don't have Office installed. Here's how:

  • Go to, and then sign in with your Microsoft account.

  • Tap or click Create, and choose the type of file you want.

  • Edit your new document and save it.

Share and collaborate

In the SkyDrive app, you can use the Share charm to send other people a link to view your files.

  • Open the SkyDrive app, browse to the file or folder you want to share, and then swipe down or right-click to select it.

  • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Share.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Share.)

  • Choose the app you want to use to share the file or folder. For example, to send a link in email, choose the Mail app.


See more

Check the SkyDrive section of Support for solutions.

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