With the February 2014 updates, Microsoft has improved a little bit the SkyDrive experience.
As you already know, SkyDrive is now fully integrated within Windows client and this integration has introduced some bad experience.
With the KB 2923768, Microsoft has started to improve this user experience. As part of this KB, a new icon will be displayed in the systray to display current state of the SkyDrive – as we had with the previous SkyDrive client.
Unfortunately, it is still required to logon on Windows 8 with a Microsoft account to be able to use SkyDrive…