7. SkyDrive has improved
Despite arriving late to the game, Microsoft's cloud storage, sharing, and syncing service now claims more than 250 million users -- primarily due to deep integrations with Office 365, Windows 8, and Windows Phone.
SkyDrive is all about leveraging the Windows connection with smart features like click-to-run Office deployment. But the service is also available to iOS and Android users, and it's received positive marks for its big redesign last fall. What used to seem a hopelessly confusing mess now makes a lot more sense. SkyDrive is yet another example of Microsoft working hard to catch up with a product specifically tailored for Windows users.