Microsoft Office 2010 really is starting to look a very good upgrade from the 2007 version.
One particular feature I’ve found extremely handy is the ability to save documents straight to Windows Live SkyDrive.
You’ll of course need a Windows Live account. Go here for an account if you haven’t already got one. Also see here for another guide involving Windows Live SkyDrive.
You can currently do this with new Word, Powerpoint & Excel documents that haven’t been saved yet or you can upload a previously saved document.
Start by creating your document as usual. When it comes to saving the document. Head up to the top left hand corner of Word and click on File.
Next, in the left hand pane, click on Save & Send > Save to Web > Sign In.
(thanks for the update Toddwmac)
Enter your Windows Live account credentials, choose whether to save the credentials and hit OK.
It may take a little while to login at first, be patient and try to avoid clicking whilst it’s working so not to get the white glazed “Not responding” window.
Once you’re logged in, you’ll see the folders that you have in your SkyDrive directory. You can also add a new folder & go straight to your SkyDrive from here.
Click on the folder you wish to save to and click the Save As button.
In the next window, choose your location and save as normal.
Note that it may take a while to display the Save As box and may take a little while to save to SkyDrive depending on the size of the file.
You can check the status of any uploading documents in the Upload Centre found in the Notification area of your Taskbar.
Once it’s finished uploading, your document will instantly be available on your SkyDrive.