Microsoft has released another update for its SkyDrive for Windows desktop application, the second since its initial beta release in late April. Most of the changes in this update – version 16.4.6003.0710 – affect how the app syncs your files in the background. It does, however, have a few consumer-facing improvements like an updated status window and a few visual changes such as the new logo (pictured above), as well as the ability to “view sync problems” and “report a problem.”
As part of this release, Microsoft has added the SkyDrive for Windows desktop app to the Windows Store, making it even easier to find the Redmond giant’s cloud sync service. Unlike the Metro-style SkyDrive app, this Windows Store listing takes you directly to the SkyDrive website to download the app, since it’s based on the traditional x86/x64 architecture.
Unfortunately, SkyDrive for Windows desktop will only work on Intel-based Windows 8 tablets and PCs. The ARM-based version of Windows 8 – Windows RT - doesn’t support the installation of desktop applications, so those users will be required to use the SkyDrive Metro-style app.