Starting from June 20th Microsoft has launched a new version of SkyDrive to make the experience much more interesting and make it much more easier to access and use. Microsoft has used the advantages of modern browsers and HTML5 to make SkyDrive faster, easier to navigate, and more beautiful for viewing photos.
With Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7, you can access your SkyDrive faster than ever before. The new SkyDrive enables you to pin it to your Windows 7 taskbar, and it has its own specific jumplist.
SkyDrive is just a click away on which you can create Word, Excel, PowerPoint files quicker than ever before.
Below is a snapshot of the new SkyDrives interface on IE9 and it will be almost the same on FireFox as well as Chrome
When you click on a Word, Excel or a PowerPoint file there will be an extended action item shown on the right side pain. Through which you can check the versions of the particular file, edit the permission, etc.
The new SkyDrive gives live thumbnail previews for pictures of any size.
Check the Windows Team Blog for more information