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SkyDrive adds Office document editing without Microsoft account

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SkyDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage solution, has added a new feature that allows users to edit a document online even if they don't have a Microsoft account.

Following the launch of Office 365 Home Premium last week, Microsoft has said that customers are now storing over 1bn Office documents on SkyDrive.

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SkyDrive lead programme manager Sarah FIlman said in a blog post that 'edit links' now enable people to share and edit documents in the Office Web Apps without requiring them to sign up or sign in with a Microsoft account.

This means that all users who receive an 'edit link' can access and edit it online, even at the same time.

"One piece of feedback we've consistently heard, especially from students, is that our current SkyDrive edit links can be frustrating for recipients when they find that they need to sign in or sign up for a Microsoft account just to make a quick edit to the document," said Filman.

"Recipients can now go from clicking your link to editing in a snap AND you can share with confidence that they will definitely be able to view and edit your document."

Filman said that users can specify on 'edit links' that some people should have to sign in to access the document, by checking the "require user to sign-in" box.

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