Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive

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Six month earlier, UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB have filed a case for using its name as "SkyDrive" against Microsoft. And now After the decision of the English high Court, Microsoft have lose the case and now Microsoft had changed its cloud service 'SkyDrive' brand name to 'OneDrive'.

“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.”
Says by the Ryan Gavin, General Manager, Consumer Apps & Services at Microsoft, who outlines the other reason for changing the brand name on the blog post.

Microsoft wasn’t the first company to be targeted by BSkyB over the use of the word ‘Sky’ in their branding. Less than two months after Livescribe launched its Sky WiFi Smartpen, it was forced to pull its product in the UK by BSkyB, with Livescribe later agreeing to change the name of the device to ‘Livescribe WiFi Smartpen’ in the EU.

The new name will be changing as SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro with OneDrive and OneDrive for Business respectively. Regarding this change Microsoft have published a new promo video. Do check it out.


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