Microsoft’s SkyDrive is now OneDrive

Microsoft was involved in a Trademark fight over the name “SkyDrive” and it lost. So, they had to rebrand it and from now on, Microsoft’s SkyDrive will be called as “Microsoft OneDrive”. Microsoft’s OneDrive is one among the many cloud storage options offered by big companies of the Internet – Google offers Google Drive, Dropbox, Box and many others.

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Microsoft’s SkyDrive will be called OneDrive

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After a trademark infringement lawsuit, won by the Sky broadcasting corporation in the UK, Microsoft was tasked with changing its consumer facing cloud service “SkyDrive” to something else. Today the company has revealed that SkyDrive will be called “OneDrive”, and that it will start rolling out the changes gradually. Technically, the product remains the same but the name, which is usually a constant, receives a change. This is not the first time Microsoft has been forced to rename its products, as we had witnessed earlier how the company was forced not to use “metro” for its whole design language it developed. That said, the OneDrive blog has posted a video that showcases the new vision that Microsoft wants to portray for its new product –

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SkyDrive updated for iOS, brings iPhone 5 support and high resolution image downloads

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SkyDrive, the cloud storage solution from Microsoft has its app updated for iOS finally, after a long time. The reason it took so long was due to Apple wanting a cut from Microsoft for an in-app subscription model for SkyDrive storage upgrades, initially planned for the iOS app. The app was reportedly re submitted a number of times until now, when Apple and Microsoft have finally come into a consensus on what to do with the IAP type subscription. Microsoft now doesn’t have an option for storage upgrade inside the app but users can always upgrade the storage from the web.

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Microsoft launches SkyDrive app for Android

Microsoft has finally released the SkyDrive app for Android.  This app would let you view, upload and share files, photos and documents from your phone using your SkyDrive account. You can also view recently used documents and manage files from the app. The official SkyDrive app for Windows Phone and iPhone was launched last December. Continue reading “Microsoft launches SkyDrive app for Android”

Symbian Belle devices getting ‘Upload to SkyDrive’ option via Software Update

Symbian Tweet reports that an optional update being pushed out for Symbian Belle devices is bringing support for uploading images to SkyDrive. Users are required to authenticate their phone by entering their Live account details after which they will be presented with an option to automatically send photos to SkyDrive.

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Microsoft launches SkyDrive App for Windows Phone and iPhone

Microsoft has launched SkyDrive App for Windows Phone and iPhone. This would let you view, upload and share files, photos and documents  from your SkyDrive account. SkyDrive offers 25GB of free storage and the individual files are limited to 100MB. Continue reading “Microsoft launches SkyDrive App for Windows Phone and iPhone”