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Integrate SkyDrive with .NET and Windows Phone 8 SDK

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Microsoft has announced the release of .NET and Windows Phone 8 software development kits (SDKs) for SkyDrive which enables developers to build applications that utilize data from SkyDrive.

The client version of .NET SDK enables developers to build Windows Form, Console, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications and integrate them with data from SkyDrive. On the other hand, the server SDK provides an ability to create ASP.NET applications and web server components that takes advantage of SkyDrive. For instance, you can build an ASP.NET application which retrieves data from SkyDrive.

Microsoft has also released Windows Phone 8 SDK that enables developers to create apps which make use of SkyDrive data with support for new Task<T> async pattern and dynamic keyword.

"The possibilities are endless and we are really excited to see the type of applications you can create with the SDKs," mentions Omar Shahine, Group Program Manager,

In addition to the SDKs, Microsoft also released three apps for SkyDrive which integrates IFTTT, DocuSign and SoundGecko services which automate various tasks.

With the help of IFTTT, you can create customizable recipes with triggers to bring together the power of 57 web services such as Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, Weather and Tumblr. For instance, you can setup a recipe that automatically saves all your Facebook posts to your SkyDrive channel.

DocuSign enables users to send documents they saved on SkyDrive and get them signed by the recipient by setting automatic reminders. On the other hand, SoundGecko is a service which automatically transcribes text content to MP3 audio and uploads them to the SkyDrive account.

The .NET and Windows Phone SDKs are available for download from the official site or via NuGet in your Visual Studio 2012 project.

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