SkyCMD gives you a shell like interface via browser to administer your Windows SkyDrive account. API call and source codes are also available for SkyCMD. You already know what is Secure Shell or SSH, it has been introduced recently by Microsoft on 1st April. It is not really an April Fool joke but a serious project, they have already uploaded the needed source codes for development using SkyCMD in GitHub (getting astonished?). Let us go in to preliminary details on SkyCMD.
Accessing and Commands of SkyCMD
Access to SkyCMD is easy. Simply point your browser to skycmd.com and type login and hit enter. Login is through HTTPS protocol but SkyCMD itself is non HTTPS. As most developers will like the green fonts, typing green and hitting enter will bring the green fonts.
If you type help and hit Enter key, it will show you the available main commands for SkyCMD. Its looking like Terminal of Mac OS X to me, except the font, any way it is good approach and specially SkyDrive might be useful for the developers now. The bug is bad. On Opera and Mac Safari browser (I have not tested on other browsers), if you use keys to get the previously used commands, you can not correct it again – you need to use backspace to delete the typed commands on SkyCMD. Its quite fast – remember we are not using over HTTPS (there is no existing HTTPS url right now). Its almost as fast as like on local computer.
SkyCMD and developers
You can get the SkyCMD SDK on GitHub, as PHP call can be done, may be Open Source integration will be possible with SkyDrive using SkyCMD SDK.
Aspects and Prospects of SkyCMD
SkyCMD is a good move as probably integration to backup WordPress will be possible with Plugin API call.