Check Out Skydrive And Some Great New Windows Apps! #WindowsChampions

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and part of Microsoft’s Windows Champions Program. All Opinions are my own.


Hey All!

Every since I was given the opportunity to review the Windows Surface Tablet I have really enjoyed the vibrant apps and all the great features of the Surface. I’ve downloaded tons of apps and I was thrilled to learn that some of my favorites are now available on Windows 8. I also love all the capabilities it has with Skydrive.

SkyDrive is Microsoft’s personal cloud storage service, providing over 250 million customers with access to their files, photos and documents across all of their devices and platforms, including Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox, as well as Mac, iOS and Android devices. SkyDrive is directly integrated with Microsoft Office and lets users edit and collaborate on Office documents from any computer with the free Office Web Apps. To put it simply, with SkyDrive you can store more than 7k photos or 14k Office documents in the cloud for free!

You can Share photos and files on, you can Fetch Files from your PC, and Embed files directly into your website or blog.


You can do so much as Skydrive. I also recently got the opportunity to get a sneak peak at all the apps that are available and these are some of my favorites.


edjing: With edjing for Windows 8, you can mix music and create songs on your Windows 8 device and share your creations with friends, with a “Pitch Shifter” feature exclusive to the app for Windows 8.


You all know I love to cook and there is now a Great British Chefs app. You can browse more than 300 recipes from 28 of the UK’s greatest chefs, with stunning photography, tips and instructional videos to help you reproduce culinary masterpieces at home. Share your favorite recipes with friends and family with the Share charm and pin your favorite recipes to your Start screen.


Growing up in New York one of my favorite magazines was Time Out New York. There were always so many great events in the magazine. Now there is a TimeOut app for Windows 8. TimeOut’s city guide apps for Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris will help you get the most out of your favorite city on your Windows 8 device, with tips on the best restaurants, theaters, hotels and places of interest.


My kids are obsessed with Where’s My Mickey. It’s the latest in Disney’s popular casual game franchise is now on Windows 8! Where’s My Mickey? is a new life-like physics-based game from Disney that comes to Windows 8 with stimulating weather mechanics and humorous animations.


And last but least the OpenTable app for Windows 8, you can make reservations for your favorite restaurants right from your tablet or PC. Use map search to hone in on that trendy neighborhood and use filters to find and book the hot new restaurant everyone’s been talking about. You can even pin upcoming reservations and favorite restaurants to the Start screen!

These are such great features and great apps that you should definitely check out.

For more information, check out the Windows Experience blog or follow SkyDrive on Twitter.