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SkyDrive: New "OneDrive" name, same great service

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    64-bit Windows 10

    SkyDrive: New "OneDrive" name, same great service

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    A good change is on the way

    In the coming weeks you'll notice a change happening. SkyDrive will become OneDrive, an even better place to store and share your favorite things across all of your favorite devices. But don't worry, during this transition you'll still be able to access all of your photos, videos, documents, and files.

    OneDrive. It's everything you love about SkyDrive and more.

    And it's coming soon.

    Source: email from Microsoft

    See also: Microsoft rechristens 'SkyDrive' as 'OneDrive'

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Reading through the articles I see no mention of how the transition will take place. I assume this will require an update of some kind to change the name SkyDrive within Windows 8 along with other products. Will this be an update or will it be included in 8.1.1?
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    It seems it's already started for some us with installation of KB2923768 yesterday. See thread at: Windows Update Notification for February 11th 2014
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    64-bit Windows 10

    The online SkyDrive will be a seamless transition to OneDrive for us.

    I suppose they may issue an update that will just change the name in Window 8.1 though.
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Thanks for the info.
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    The real story about why it's had to be changed is here Microsoft renames Skydrive as Onedrive following Bskyb spat- The Inquirer
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    Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9

    Legal battle or not, Skydrive still sounds better to me. I've been using it for years.

    Its on the "Sky" because its a "cloud" service. I get the logic behind renaming it to ONEdrive because that means its one place to store and synchronize your data across devices but does "one" sound so few? I guess the naming has something similar to Live OneCare that MS decided to abandon years ago.

    To me, MS currently has poor taste in naming and designing stuff. We will have to wait and see what comes new with this transition. Hopefully, more personalization options on the current profile page of Skydrive service.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    It's Onedrive on my system after doing the leaked update 1. Well I assume that's what did it. I also did some Windows updates so can't say 100% it was Update 1.
    Last edited by alphanumeric; 18 Feb 2014 at 13:01.
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    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).

    Doesn't really matter to me what they call it, as I do not use it.

    Nor am I likely to.

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  10. #10

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    Windows 8.1 pro with Media center

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBurns View Post
    It seems it's already started for some us with installation of KB2923768 yesterday. See thread at: Windows Update Notification for February 11th 2014

    Wrong update for onedrive.

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