Good bye SkyDrive .. Welcome OneDrive !
It’s time for a change, Microsoft’s Cloud Storage application so far known as ‘SkyDrive’ will now onwards be known as ‘OneDrive’. The change comes in view of a lawsuit filed by ‘Sky Broadcasting Group’ over the use of word ‘Sky’ which infringes with their trademark. The result is OneDrive.
Why One Drive ? – Microsoft explains.
We know that increasingly you will have many devices in your life, but you really want only one place for your most important stuff. One place for all of your photos and videos. One place for all of your documents. One place that is seamlessly connected across all the devices you use. You want OneDrive for everything in your life.
Of course, changing the name of a product as loved as SkyDrive wasn’t easy. 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.
Nothing will change for those already using the service (SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro) and the name change should roll-out soon. One thing to keep in mind is OneDrive = SkyDrive + more and we will have to wait for the ‘more’ thing to arrive.