We have supported SkyDrive for quite a while now, even though it never had any official API. Recently SkyDrive added access to SkyDrive using OAuth with an official API. However the API does not support groups or shared files, or Live Mesh files that can be access from SkyDrive in the Web View. This left us with a bit of a dilemma as our existing SkyDrive provider does support these.
To that end we have decided to add support for the official SkyDrive API as a separate provider. The main differences between the two are:
|Feature||SME SkyDrive Provider||SME Skydrive API provider|
|Support Shared files||yes||no|
|Support Live mesh files||yes (read only)||no|
|Support Oauth security||no, username / password only||yes|
This means that you will now have the choice of two SkyDrive Providers to choose from. The “official API” provider and the alternative that supports groups etc.