22 February 2014

Why Microsoft Renames SkyDrive To OneDrive?

Microsoft forced to rename its SkyDrive cloud storage service after losing the case of trademark legal battle suit against UK broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting.

UK broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting or BSkyB filed a trademark case suit against Microsoft in 2011 because of the issue of the word "Sky" on it's name could be confusing with Microsoft's SkyDrive.

Thus, the word "SKY" of SkyDrive infringed Sky's rights of BSkyB.

“We’re glad to have resolution of this naming dispute, and will continue to deliver the great service our hundreds of millions of customers expect, providing the best way to always have your files with you,” Microsoft said in a statement. Company representatives declined to comment further.
Gladly, Microsoft announced on Wednesday its availability with its new cloud-storage service named OneDrive which could enter the battle over cloud storage service with Google Drive and Dropbox.

Say Goodbye to SkyDrive and Hello OneDrive.

Image: PCworld.com
OneDrive still gives the user to store all files and easily be used across all devices and platform. Additionally, it has an automatic camera backup for Android devices.

You can login here: https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/

New users will get 7GB free cloud-storage and 3GB free use of camera backup feature. Existing SkyDrive users need only to login to the site to access their files.

Image: Screenshots

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