When sending files as email attachments, you use both inbox space and some bandwidth when uploading the file. The recipient will also use space and bandwidth.
By using the SkyDrive app, you upload a file once to your SkyDrive and then share it by email, using the Mail app, with as many people as you want. You don't need to upload the file each time you want to send it to someone.
The people to whom you send the file can access it through a direct link that is automatically included in the message. It doesn't fill up their inbox space, and they can download the file if and when they want.
Files can be shared with anyone; it doesn't matter whether the person uses the SkyDrive service. Also, you can type the email address of the people to whom you want to send it or select them from your list of contacts stored in the People app.
In this exercise, you'll learn how to send an email message that shares a file uploaded to your SkyDrive. For illustration purposes, use the same practice file that you used in Chapter 6. You can use the same file or any other file you have uploaded to your SkyDrive.
SET UP Make sure your Windows 8 device is connected to the Internet. Open the SkyDrive app and browse to the folder that contains the file you want to share.
1 Right-click the file you want to share or press and hold until a check mark appears on the top-right corner of its icon.
2 Press Windows+C or swipe from the right side of the screen and select Share.
3 Click or tap Mail to display the Mail app on the right side of the screen.
4 In the To field, type the email address of the person to whom you want to send the message.
5 In the body of the message, type the message you want to send.
6 Click or tap the Send button on the top-right side of the Mail app window.
CLEAN UP Close the SkyDrive app.
The email message has been sent, and the recipient can access the SkyDrive file from the direct link included in the message.