Microsoft Has Officially Changed SkyDrive’s Name To OneDrive
Gabriel Roşu / 3 years ago
Microsoft has announced that it will change its popular cloud service name from SkyDrive to OneDrive. That time has come, and now we can see it from ourselves. Those of you who want to access Microsoft’s Skydrive will be redirected to the OneDrive page.
“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to get all of your favorite stuff in one place – one place that is accessible via all of the devices you use every day, at home and at work. Because let’s face it, until now, cloud storage services have been pretty hard to use, and the vast majority of us still have our stuff spread out everywhere,” said Microsoft’s Chris Jones. “In fact, according to a recent poll, at least 77 percent of people who are familiar with the cloud still have content stored on a device that is not backed up elsewhere. We want to change that.”
The official web page is now onedrive.live.com, something a bit confusing for novice users, but essentially all functionality is similar to the old SkyDrive, however with a new intro interface (if you haven’t already logged in). One logged in, everything will be the same as before so as not to confuse anyone used to the SkyDrive interface. Also , a tutorial and presentation of the OneDrive can be viewed once logged in.
It is said that new users who sign up will receive 7GB of free storage space and an additional 500MB for each additional user they invite to the service. In addition to that, users who opt into auto backing up images from their smartphone receive an additional 3GB of free storage space.