Upon logging into your SkyDrive account you will see all of your files in the tiles view by default.
Click the Create button on the top of the documents pannel.
The choices you get from click the Create button are
- Word Document
- Excel workbook
- PowerPoint presentation
- OneNote notebook
- Excel survey
Click the Word document and type a name for the file.
Then the Word App will open. Type and edit the document using the free Word Web App.
When you want to invite others to edit or view the document you click the File–>Share command. Then click “Share with People”.
Then type the email(s) you want to share with. These people do not need a Microsoft SkyDrive account. Verify that the check box “Recipients can edit” is checked if you want them to edit.
When you click “Share” an email will be sent with a hyperlink for access that your recipients can use to open and edit the document. This is a powerful tool that let’s you work with a familiar tools in a collabortive method in the cloud.
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Microsoft SkyDrive Insider team.