Goodbye SkyDrive, Welcome OneDrive!!

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UntitledMicrosoft is renaming its cloud file-storage service. SkyDrive which was launched in 2007 will named OneDrive. With the change in name all the SkyDrive products will eventually migrate to OneDrive.

The re-branding is a result of months of legal dispute between Microsoft and UK-based Sky Broadcasting. says “OneDrive reflects its intention to recast its cloud service as the “one place for all your documents.” Microsoft has been trying to spread its goodwill and attract customers by offering 200GB of free storage for two years to customers who buy Surface Tablets and making it a default place to so store documents like Word and Excel in Windows 8.1.

 ”We believe the new OneDrive name conveys the value we can deliver for you and best represents our vision for the future,” Ryan Gavin, Microsoft’s general manager of consumer apps and services, said in a blog post. “Expect to be able to experience the new OneDrive soon.” OneDrive will function similar to SkyDrive and except the name the users won’t be experiencing any other changes in services.

The time period that will be taken for all SkyDrive to migrate to OneDrive still remains raveled. SkyDrive.com is still active and the preview site OneDrive.com says “Get ready for an even better place to store and share your favorite things across all your favorite devices. OneDrive is everything you love about SkyDrive and more. And it’s coming soon.”  The preview site enables you to submit your email address so that it will notify when OneDrive begins functioning. The video below gives introduction to OneDrive.

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Aghil Prasannan

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