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  • Hi,

    I would like to make a Windows 8 app where one of the features would be that a user can upload files to a storage system and later download them. I'd like to use my own Skydrive account to do this, but I was wondering: would it be possible for the app to automatically connect to my Skydrive account, and upload a file that the user selected in his machine to this account?

    In other words: is there a function in the Skydrive api that can "silently" connect to a Skydrive account? The user wouldn't be aware that he is using my account, and he also would be able to download other users' data from the same account.

    I know this question is a little odd, so I would be especially grateful for any answer.

    Best regards,

    Giorgio


    Friday, July 06, 2012 7:10 PM

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  • Ok, in this case you should first check legal restrictions or if you have to pay any duties.

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    Saturday, July 07, 2012 9:05 AM
  • Hi,

    It seems the SkyDrive is not stood by the feature you mentioned.

      >> For this reason the user just has to upload a song without knowing it'going to my Skydrive account. Is there a function that can do it?

    However, SkyDrive already allows the user to share his/her files. So you can let the users use their own SkyDrive accounts. They can share whatever they want with whoever they want using the built-in SkyDrive app or the SkyDrive web site. Your app can provide the contents for them to share. For example, you can integrate with the Share charm bar.

    Best Regards,

    Ming Xu.


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    Monday, July 09, 2012 10:54 AM
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  • Hi,

    it should be possible to connect your app to your SkyDrive account, but you shouldn't do it "silently". The user should be aware that he is using your account (at least you should have a section in your help site in the charms).


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    Saturday, July 07, 2012 5:47 AM
  • Thank you, I was thinking about this solution because it would be a particular kind of "mp3 share" app, so the users would upload music just like in Myspace or Soundcloud, and listen to other people's compositions. At the beginning I'd like to avoid paying for a VPS or a dedicated server hosting service. For this reason the user just has to upload a song without knowing it'going to my Skydrive account. Is there a function that can do it?

    Saturday, July 07, 2012 6:01 AM
  • Ok, in this case you should first check legal restrictions or if you have to pay any duties.

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    Saturday, July 07, 2012 9:05 AM
  • Well I have looked everywhere, but it seems that there is no way to connect silently to a Skydrive account...too bad...thank you anyway

    Saturday, July 07, 2012 3:22 PM
  • Hi,

    It seems the SkyDrive is not stood by the feature you mentioned.

      >> For this reason the user just has to upload a song without knowing it'going to my Skydrive account. Is there a function that can do it?

    However, SkyDrive already allows the user to share his/her files. So you can let the users use their own SkyDrive accounts. They can share whatever they want with whoever they want using the built-in SkyDrive app or the SkyDrive web site. Your app can provide the contents for them to share. For example, you can integrate with the Share charm bar.

    Best Regards,

    Ming Xu.


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    Monday, July 09, 2012 10:54 AM
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  • Hi,

    has your question been answered? If so, please mark the appropriate post as answer so other community members with a similar question can find help faster.


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    Monday, July 16, 2012 10:16 AM
  • Hi,

    I will mark the reply as an answer. If you find it no help, please feel free to unmark it and follow up.

    Thanks.

    Best Regards,

    Ming Xu.


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    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 3:48 AM
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