SkyDrive to become OneDrive

Microsoft has announced that SkyDrive will become OneDrive, a place to store and share data across all of your devices.

In part, this change arises out of a dispute with BSkyB over the SkyDrive trademark and a UK court ruling holding that Microsoft would have to change the name. There were “financial terms” as part of an agreement and settlement. Microsoft’s spin is that changing the name “wasn’t easy.”

The exact time frame has not yet been made clear. However, according to Microsoft, “it’s coming soon.”

The current SkyDrive iOS app is still listed as available in the iTunes store.

The app is described as follows:

SkyDrive is the place to store your files so you can always have them with you. When you upload photos or videos from your iPhone or iPad to SkyDrive, you can get to them whether you’re on your PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. With SkyDrive for iOS, you can easily access, manage, and share files on the go:

• Automatically upload photos and videos to SkyDrive using Camera Backup.
• Browse all your own SkyDrive files and files shared with you.
• Share files by sending a link in email or getting a link to copy and paste.
• Move, delete, and rename files, and create new folders.
• Open your SkyDrive files in other iOS apps, including Office Mobile for iPhone.
• Quickly access documents you’ve recently opened.


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