Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) renames SkyDrive to OneDrive

Posted Jan 27, 2014

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is renaming Microsoft SkyDrive to Microsoft OneDrive. Microsoft launched the SkyDrive cloud service in 2007. SkyDrive products will soon be redirected to the OneDrive name.

Microsoft likely rebranded SkyDrive due to a legal battle with Sky Broadcasting. Microsoft said that “OneDrive” reflects a brand that as the “one place for all your documents.” Microsoft has been aggressive with getting customers to sign up with SkyDrive as they have offered 200GB of free storage for two years to anyone that buys a Surface tablet and makes SkyDrive the default location for storing documents in apps such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel in the Windows 8.1 operating system, according to Mashable.

“We believe the new OneDrive name conveys the value we can deliver for you and best represents our vision for the future,” stated Ryan Gavin, Microsoft’s general manager of consumer apps and services in a blog post. “Expect to be able to experience the new OneDrive soon.”

SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro users should not notice any changes except for the name. SkyDrive Pro will be renamed OneDrive for Business.