January 27, 2014 9:09am
Last July, a British court found Microsoft in violation of the SkyDrive trademark that was owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB), who settled for undisclosed amount of cash, and promised they’d change the name. SkyDrive is/was Microsoft’s cloud storage portal and today the company declared its new name: OneDrive.
What’s being dubbed as the “One place for everything in your life,” Microsoft promises “an even better place to store and share your favorite things across all your favorite devices. OneDrive is everything you love about SkyDrive and more.”
It’s unclear of when OneDrive will go live, but if you’re a current user of the service, Microsoft says “you’re all set” and all your content will be available on OneDrive when it’s officially rolled out. Microsoft also admits that “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.”