German IT Magazine c’t developed a tool for managing a Microsoft SkyDrive. SkyDrive gives you 25GB of cloud storage for free but it comes only with a browsers based upload interface. The c’t uploader tool fixes this problem. It allows to upload files via Drag n’ Drop encrypts them if you want and is also accessible from the commandline.
Just stumbled upon a free image stitcher by the Microsoft Research Labs. It seems to be very fast and accurate at the same time.
It’s called ICE (Image Composite Editor) you can download it here: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/groups/ivm/ice/