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Windows 7: Microsoft rechristens 'SkyDrive' as 'OneDrive'

27 Jan 2014   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 
Microsoft rechristens 'SkyDrive' as 'OneDrive'

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Microsoft just announce the awaited replacement name for SkyDrive, its cloud storage service.




As first spotted by Rod Trent at Windows ITPro, the new name is "OneDrive." Microsoft is confirming the new name in a January 27 blog post.

OneDrive.com, a preview site, notes that "OneDrive is coming soon."

"Get ready for an even better place to store and share your favorite things across all your favorite devices," reads the text on the site. "OneDrive is everything you love about SkyDrive and More and it's coming soon."
Read more at: Microsoft rechristens 'SkyDrive' as 'OneDrive' | ZDNet

See also: OneDrive for Everything in Your Life | OneDrive Blog


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27 Jan 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Premium 64-bit sp1
 
 

Funny do you think Microsoft has ever heard of Google Drive ?
Seems another law suite awaiting the filing system
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27 Jan 2014   #3
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

LOL at the picture. It's so funny that Microsoft is kind of telling that most people are using MacBook Pros as their laptops

Thinking about a bit deeper tells me that Microsoft wants to show us that OneDrive is accessible on any device and any OS.
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27 Jan 2014   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Premium 64-bit sp1
 
 

I don't know if it's true or not but I heard Microsoft did get it's touch screen technology from Apple ?
Cheers.
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27 Jan 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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27 Jan 2014   #6
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
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Microsoft just announce the awaited replacement name for SkyDrive, its cloud storage service.




As first spotted by Rod Trent at Windows ITPro, the new name is "OneDrive." Microsoft is confirming the new name in a January 27 blog post.

OneDrive.com, a preview site, notes that "OneDrive is coming soon."

"Get ready for an even better place to store and share your favorite things across all your favorite devices," reads the text on the site. "OneDrive is everything you love about SkyDrive and More and it's coming soon."
Read more at: Microsoft rechristens 'SkyDrive' as 'OneDrive' | ZDNet

See also: OneDrive for Everything in Your Life | OneDrive Blog
Thanks for the info sir...

I just hope it provides more options than the SkyDrive version under Windows 8.1. The Win 7 desktop version had more options, and you were able to add PC's to it and remotely access files off them, sort of like a VPN. Hopefully this feature is put back with the new release, especially under Windows 8.1. They also need to bring back live tile under 8.1, something that went missing with the update.

Look forward to seeing what they did.
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28 Jan 2014   #7
Stephanie

Linux Zorin OS x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Chalet OS x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

SkyDrive tends, (the same as Google Drive), to lack sophisticated admin tools, such as document permissions and password-protected files.
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28 Jan 2014   #8
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thus the hoping it improves. That said, if you know what it is, you use it accordingly. I for example would never put anything up there I'd lose sleep over it were compromised. But yeah, better security is always nice

Anyway I mainly use it for syncing and accessing my school work between my laptop and desktop. Works like a champ in that regards
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28 Jan 2014   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Using 8.1-
i would like to see the green/blue uploading tick icon overlay return and a icon in systems tray with the uploading status, nice to know when something has finished so you can shutdown and go out etc.
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29 Jan 2014   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Premium 64-bit sp1
 
 

Sync settings is one of the main reasons I haven't been interested in SkyDrive/ OneDrive desktop,
But as a service it's one of the most generous storage clouds available,
Especially for people with Hotmail addresses a whopping 20 gig's and 7 gig's for newbies,
Links posted anywhere never expire unless a user moves the file in OneDrive,
No popups,
Cheers.
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