Microsoft SkyDrive renamed to OneDrive

By Picturepan2 | Posted January 27, 2014 5 comments

Microsoft today announces the SkyDrive will become OneDrive. OneDrive.com preview site is available and titled “OneDrive is coming soon”. Users can sign up on the OneDrive site to be first to know when OneDrive is rolled out. And don’t forget to watch the OneDrive promotional video here.

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Microsoft confirms in the new OneDrive blog:

For current users of either SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro, you’re all set. 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.

Last year, Microsoft said it would rename SkyDrive following the loss of a trademark case with BSkyB, which owns trademark rights to “Sky” in the EU.

Source: OneDrive blog

Posted January 27th, 2014 at 8:14 am
Category: News
Tags: OneDrive, SkyDrive, SkyDrive Pro
  • Windows Phone Bruker

    Do you have any exclusive news about the more part of “OneDrive is everything you love about SkyDrive and more.” Will we finally get folder mounting as you wrote about earlier (http://www.liveside.net/2013/07/14/exclusive-shared-lists-folder-mounting-and-device-settings-backup-management-coming-to-skydrive-com/ )?

  • Silviu C.

    I wonder if Microsoft are aware that Canonical has a product called “Ubuntu One” which also allows people to store files “in the cloud”.

    If I were Canonical, I’d have swing at these guys >:)

    • Windows Phone Bruker

      That’s more in line with the naming of Xbox One, this is more like OneNote.

      Maybe One (OneNote and OneDrive) will be like the i in iPhone/iPad/iPod.

  • Andy D

    Well, my hopes of it being named Platypus are dashed. :(
    Who’s running the pool on how long it’ll be til the next name change?

  • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

    I still can’t believe that Microsoft would give up a legal battle for the name SkyDrive…they have used that name for a long time now and all of a sudden Sky is just going to talk up into the scene and ruin it.