Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive


Microsoft has renamed its cloud storage service, SkyDrive, to OneDrive. You may be wondering, why would the software giant do such a thing. Well, the company got in a conflict with British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) over the trademark on ‘sky’, because BSkyB alleged it was confusing customers. It’s a sad thing because SkyDrive was a great name, one of those rare Microsoft moments in choosing a solid name for its products.

While the name will change, nothing else will. It will be business as usual, no need to learn something new if you’re already a SkyDrive user. However, the preview OneDrive website states. “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.”

That last bit has us wondering, what does Microsoft has in store for us? Will there be a redesign of the website, or will the company add extra features to make the service more robust. We have no idea at the moment, so we’ll play the waiting game until then.

Arguably, SkyDrive is one of the best cloud storage platform available right now. In fact, in my experience, it is the best. Hopefully Microsoft continues to do a good job, because this service is one of the few great things the company has left that hasn’t been tarnished to oblivion.

[via OneDrive Blog]

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