Finally, Microsoft updated Skydrive. It now looks better and perform faster. At least I can say that it is useable now. The picture viewing is very fluid now.
Here are some improvement areas, according to Microsoft: -
We focused our performance investments in the following areas:
- We improved many core tasks and scenarios. For example, clicking folders and navigating photo albums will go from 6-9 seconds down to 100-300 milliseconds, and we took advantage of hardware accelerated graphics to make it fast to click through photo slideshows. We’ll address additional core tasks in the future.
- We focused on building a site powered by HTML5 so that we could include advancements like HTML5 Video, CSS3, and client rendered experiences, as well as making sure our slide show experience was great in all browsers without any special software.
- We evaluated and removed anything that slowed the experience down or got in the way of a fast, clean site.
- With Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7, you can pin SkyDrive to your taskbar for faster access to your files. You can create Word, Excel, or PowerPoint docs stored in the cloud in just one click.
Now, you can pin Skydrive to the taskbar in IE9. Here is a video to show you the new Skydrive.