Google Drive and Dropbox competitor SkyDrive now has more than 250 million users, Microsoft said today in a blog post.

SkyDrive is heavily emphasized inside the latest version of Microsoft Office and mobile apps for the service are available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Microsoft only recently updated its SkyDrive app for iOS after a long fight with Apple over in-app purchasing of SkyDrive storage.

Another thing that has given SkyDrive a recent boost was the launch of Windows 8, which includes SkyDrive integration. 50 million more SkyDrive users came into the fold after Windows 8 launched last October. Microsoft writes:

It’s been a very busy year for SkyDrive and we’d like to thank all of you for helping us improve the service through your feedback, tweets, Facebook posts, and comments. The service continues to grow: since October 2012 when Windows 8 launched, 50 million more people have started using SkyDrive, helping us reach an important milestone – over 250 million people are now using SkyDrive as the new place to save their files.

Check out the infographic below for more on SkyDrive’s milestones.


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