13 April 2008

Windows Live SkyDrive not available in Philippines? (eh! not for me)

















Windows Live SkyDrive

Windows Live SkyDrive, a free online storage service from Microsoft, just got better and bigger. They now provide 5 GB of storage space which is the same as offered by AOL XDrive.

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Anyway, as i've said, not available here in Philippines, well not for me. heheh. I just got it working here in my local machine. Though if you tried, you'll get a response "Not available in your region etc, etc.."

How I done it?
I just tried to login to SkyDrive using our server in UK and and it works! So I just copied the URL and pasted in my local browser and walla! I'm in! Thats it!

One bug i found in SkyDrive is after i pasted the URL and navigated in my local browser, the SkyDrive Desktop appears!! without my personal folders though, so you have to sign-in first before or after!

Cheers!

Hopefully soon, I don't have to do this anymore!

Thanks SkyDrive! Hopefully you'll come up with better plan!
and don't forget, Desktop version please ...

2 comments:

Mynthe said...

What is the URL that you used? Wouldn't the server detect that you are connecting from the Philippines due to your IP address? Can you provide more details on how you did it pls? Thanx!

nullstring said...

Hi Mynthe

Actually, we have a web server in UK, and we're connecting via RDP.

I just thought of trying to access Skydrive on that server and registering my account.. and it works! that's just it. I don't have any idea what countries are available to register in Skydrive, well mainly in US of course. Don;t get confused on the URL, just type skydrive.live.com

Well, am not sure about that IP, as far as I know, Skydrive development team is not really that smart.

And I'm using Skydrive for over a year now.