Q: What file types are supported for video playback in SkyDrive?
A: At the moment, only .WMV format video files are supported by the Silverlight-based video player on SkyDrive. We’ll let you know if we discover more!
Q: Which of the Office Web Apps currently supports co-authoring? How about the Office 2010 desktop applications supporting co-authoring of those documents stored on SkyDrive?
A: Currently, only Excel Web App and OneNote Web App supports co-authoring (multiple people editing the same file at the same time).
Co-authoring is also supported in the Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010 and OneNote 2010 (via shared notebooks) desktop applications when you open your Office document from a Windows Live SkyDrive folder.
This does mean that at the moment, only OneNote notebooks supports co-authoring from both the desktop application and the OneNote Web App. The Excel desktop application does not currently support co-authoring of documents stored on SkyDrive.
Co-authoring will arrive for all of the Office Web Apps by the second half of 2010.
Q: Does Windows Live Office support mobile viewing of my Office documents?
A: Only Word, Excel and PowerPoint files can be viewed using Office Web Apps on supported mobile devices. Supported mobile browsers include Safari 4 on the iOS, and Internet Explorer 7 on the upcoming Windows Phone 7.
Q: Can I share a document without sharing a whole folder on Windows Live Office?
A: Yes. Follow the instructions below:
- Go to Windows Live Office at http://office.live.com.
- Click New, and then click the type of document you want to create: Word document, Excel workbook, PowerPoint presentation, or OneNote notebook.
- Type a name for the document, and then click Save. The document opens for editing in the appropriate Web App.
- In the Web App, on the File tab click Share.
- Move the slider to Just me. Type the e-mail addresses of the people you want to share the folder with, or select their names from your Windows Live contacts list.
- Set the permission level. There are two levels of permission:
Can view allows an individual to view the document only.
Can edit allows an individual to view and edit the document.
- Click Save.
- On the Send a notification page compose a message, and then click Send. The recipients will receive an e-mail message with a link taking them directly to the document you shared.
Q: Are there file size limits for my Office documents on Windows Live SkyDrive?
A: Yes. Windows Live SkyDrive offers 25GB of storage spaces. In addition, for Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents on SkyDrive, there is a file size limit of 50MB per file. For Excel documents on SkyDrive, there is a file size limit of 2MB per file.