SkyDrive to be re-branded as OneDrive

In 2013 Microsoft lost a court case with BSkyB about the use of “Sky” in their cloud-based service “SkyDrive”.

We’ve since been wondering what the new service name will be due to the myriad of confusion between the SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro services, as well as the fact that the SkyDrive Pro client is required to sync SharePoint content (which ISN’T in your SkyDrive Pro service).

Well now we know the service will be called OneDrive. You can read about it here:

I’m hoping Microsoft takes the opportunity to differentiate the services & client names a little!

UPDATE: SkyDrive Pro is now known as OneDrive for Business – read about it here

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