SkyDrive to be renamed “OneDrive” after Microsoft loses trademark lawsuit

Finally it is time to bid goodbye to SkyDrive and say hello to OneDrive. After losing its trademark infringement case with BSkyB last July, Microsoft is finally ready to rename its online storage service under a new name in the coming weeks.

An official launch date has not been announced yet, but it says only that OneDrive is “coming soon.” Current SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro users (and their data) will be automatically switch over to the new service as it rolls out.

It appears that Microsoft will be taking this opportunity to do more than just give its online storage service a new name.  It will be launched with better features and even better place to store and share your favorite things across all your favorite devices.  But don’t get too excited about the possibilities because Microsoft is notorious for relaunching products with “new” features that actually aren’t new at all (like for example, Live Search turned Bing ). So we’ll have to wait and see what OneDrive offers that is actually different from SkyDrive.

The concept behind the name OneDrive is explained pretty clearly by the refreshed service’s tagline: one place for everything in your life.  Microsoft explains on its official SkyDrive/OneDrive blog, “We know that increasingly you will have many devices in your life, but you really want only one place for your most important stuff. One place for all of your photos and videos. One place for all of your documents. One place that is seamlessly connected across all the devices you use. You want OneDrive for everything in your life.”

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