Microsoft offers 15GB of free SkyDrive storage for one year to iCloud users losing their free 20GB

With the free 20GB of iCloud storage that former MobileMe users enjoyed coming to an end, Microsoft is trying to take advantage of the situation by offering users who are losing this free storage an extra 15GB of SkyDrive space for free for one year. This would be on top of the 7GB that users get for free with their SkyDrive account, for a total of 22GB of space free for a year. The offer came in a tweet from the SkyDrive Twitter account:

Did Apple cancel your extra MobileMe storage? Fwd the downgrade email to for an extra 15GB of SkyDrive for 1 year

It's a good offer, but SkyDrive does lack some features of iCloud. For instance, the ability to backup and restore your iOS device from the internet has become important to many, and SkyDrive, or any other service, for that matter, does not offer that ability on iOS. If you just want to store files, and you want something more flexible than iCloud, then it's worth a look.

So if you can, will you take Microsoft up on its offer, or will you start paying for iCloud? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: SkyDrive, via Windows Phone Central