Microsoft loves its random brand names and that's no different on the Xbox One. Thus, when Microsoft announces SkyDrive on Xbox One it's natural for everyone's first response to be, "That's awesome! What the heck is it?" For those unaware, Microsoft provides the SkyDrive service as a free file hosting alternative. Basically, in the context Microsoft will be using on the Xbox One, it can hold photos and videos.
SkyDrive can hold a lot more than that, but the SkyDrive feature on Xbox One will only be able to utilize image and video file-types. From there, well, it's your basic image and video sharing system. Xbox One will allow uses to zoom, pan, enhance, create slideshows with background music and an assortment of other simple but useful tricks. Then there's the ability to open and peruse SkyDrive with either the controller, audio or gesture commends. Grandma and your Aunt Doris will love that.
SkyDrive will be an app on Xbox One, though in Microsoft's typically baffling marketing language it's unclear as to how to set it up. It's probably all automatic if you use SkyDrive in the first place. I believe SkyDrive on the PC offers at least 7GB of space for free, with more space available at cost. Overall, it's a handy feature for a multi-media device, but probably not a system seller for gamer-types.
Xbox One launches on November 22.