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Microsoft rechristens 'SkyDrive' as 'OneDrive'

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    Microsoft rechristens 'SkyDrive' as 'OneDrive'


    Microsoft just announce the awaited replacement name for SkyDrive, its cloud storage service.




    As first spotted by Rod Trent at Windows ITPro, the new name is "OneDrive." Microsoft is confirming the new name in a January 27 blog post.

    OneDrive.com, a preview site, notes that "OneDrive is coming soon."

    "Get ready for an even better place to store and share your favorite things across all your favorite devices," reads the text on the site. "OneDrive is everything you love about SkyDrive and More and it's coming soon."
    Read more at: Microsoft rechristens 'SkyDrive' as 'OneDrive' | ZDNet

    See also: OneDrive for Everything in Your Life | OneDrive Blog
    Last edited by Brink; 27 Jan 2014 at 11:34. Reason: fixed format

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    Bit like Ubuntu One. Probably a wise choice. Spydrive might not have gone down so well.

    Quite surprised the onedrive name hasn't already been grabbed.
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    Ehh, not too bad. Better than going from "metro" to Windows Store app.

    I expect to see features because you can't just rebrand a service and call it new.
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    Just received my email for 20 GBs free for a year. I like free stuff, but I wonder how much it'll be in a year? We'll see how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Just received my email for 20 GBs free for a year. I like free stuff, but I wonder how much it'll be in a year? We'll see how it goes.

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    Hey. No fair. I got nothing.

    Nice name choice though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Hey. No fair. I got nothing

    Nice name choice though.
    I don't know what I did to deserve it other than use it on my PC and recently on my Lumia 1520 that I bought via the MS online store. MS's systems and services has surely simplified my life! And even more now with 20 gigs more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EMINENT View Post
    Hey. No fair. I got nothing

    Nice name choice though.
    I don't know what I did to deserve it other than use it on my PC and recently on my Lumia 1520 that I bought via the MS online store. MS's systems and services has surely simplified my life! And even more now with 20 gigs more.
    Probably because I already had 25 free from Hotmail and 200 free from my Surface Purchase. I didn't get the 25 for Christmas either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Just received my email for 20 GBs free for a year. I like free stuff, but I wonder how much it'll be in a year? We'll see how it goes.

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    Some SkyDrive/OneDrive users getting offers for 20GB of space for one year

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    Not really a fan of 'cloud services' in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Not really a fan of 'cloud services' in general.
    That makes at least two of us.
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