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Microsoft renames its SkyDrive cloud service 'OneDrive'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Jan 2014 20:56 User comments (3)

Microsoft renames its SkyDrive cloud service 'OneDrive' Microsoft has announced that its SkyDrive cloud storage service is now named "OneDrive."
The name change is official but the services will keep SkyDrive for a short transitional period. Microsoft says the service "will continue to operate as you expect and all of your content will be available on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business respectively as the new name is rolled out across the portfolio."

Microsoft lost a trademark dispute with BSkyB last year, and was told to rename the service or face consequences. It took the Redmond giant over six months to come up with the new name and to begin the transition.

"Changing the name of a product as loved as SkyDrive wasn't easy," notes Microsoft's Ryan Gavin. "We believe the new OneDrive name conveys the value we can deliver for you and best represents our vision for the future. We are excited about what is to come, and can't wait to share more."

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3 user comments

129.1.2014 17:12

Yeah........and the Sears Tower was renamed to the ridonculous Willis Tower and Chicagoans NEVER say "Willis Tower"

231.1.2014 13:17

I wonder if MS tried to buy the SKYDRIVE name, and if they did, how much they offered?

331.1.2014 13:47

"It took the Redmond giant over six months to come up with the new name and to begin the transition".

Would it have taken a much longer time if they had gone for the name Five Drive?

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