On Apr, 1st, Tony East – the Lead Program Manager, SkyDrive.com blog, posted about an even faster version of SkyDrive. As you know SkyDrive has been improved upon by taking advantage of modern browsers and HTML5 to make it faster. Navigating photo albums and folders has gone down from 6-9 seconds down to 100-300 milliseconds – all this by taking advantage of hardware accelerated graphics.
Now the SkyDrive is powered by HTML5 and thus includes advancements like HTML5 Video, CSS3, and client rendered experiences. So with all this and much more the SkyDrive user experiences a faster, cleaner site and to see ‘An even faster version of SkyDrive’ creates curiosity about how its been done. But when you read it – SkyCMD: Command line access to your files on SkyDrive, you get the picture! It’s a Geeky April 1st Prank – but the site does work, as its built using the SkyDrive APIs.
SkyCMD : “Starting today, you can finally interact with SkyDrive the way you’ve always wanted to. You can use the classic DOS syntax to easily navigate your file hierarchy—familiar commands like “dir” and “cd.” Simple. Powerful.”
Go to SkyCMD.com and check it out yourself. You’ll enjoy it ! Check with its various commands and ASCII art. The site will open up a SkyDrive terminal. Type ‘help’ to get the list of commands. You can also see some nice ASCII art at SKYCMD.
Type ‘login’ to connect SkyCMD to your SkyDrive account so that other commands can be tried.
You can set command line text to green using, ‘green’ command
Try out other commands like the ver no – it will give you ver=4.1.2012 reminding you of the date. You can carry out some of the SkyDrive operations also. All for Fun.
I would say among all the Apr 1 st prank this year, this was the best and most intelligent one for 2012. Real, workable and superfast SkyCMD !! One should appreciate this work by SkyDrive team making it a workable product for Apr 1st. SkyCMD ver 4.1.2012 !!!