Sky Drives are easy to use but product naming make it confusing

Understanding Sky Drives

In typical Microsoft fashion they have given the same name to cloud storage available with Hotmail and accounts, personal library cloud storage that is available with SharePoint and syncing software also available with SharePoint and Office 2013.

Here is a clear and simple definition of the different Sky Drives:





Home users, consumers

Linked to Microsoft account: or


SkyDrive Pro Library

Business users

Personal library that is part of your organisations SharePoint


SkyDrive Pro

Business users

Sync software installed with Office 2013 allowing   you to sync libraries in SharePoint to your computer