Microsoft to Rebrand SkyDrive to OneDrive
Microsoft today announced that it plans to rebrand its SkyDrive cloud-storage product. The new name will be OneDrive. Microsoft said SkyDrive users will see no change to their service other than the name itself. "We believe the new OneDrive name conveys the value we can deliver for you and best represents our vision for the future," said Microsoft in a blog post. The official launch of OneDrive was not disclosed, but a sign-up page is now live for those interested in more information.
OneDrive for Android Now Supports Video Streaming
Microsoft recently updated its OneDrive application for the Android platform with improved support for video content. OneDrive users can now stream videos stored online without leaving the OneDrive app.
Microsoft Adds OneDrive Streaming to Android and iOS Xbox Music Apps
Microsoft has rolled out updates to the Android and iOS Xbox Music apps that adds the ability to stream music stored in OneDrive. The free feature doesn't require a subscription, so people can upload songs to OneDrive and stream them to their Android or iOS device.
Microsoft Releases New Office Apps for Android Smartphones
Microsoft today released a preview version of Office for Android smartphones. The latest renditions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint closely match those available to the iPhone.
Microsoft Selling Customized Variants of Samsung Galaxy S9
Microsoft has added the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to its online store. The devices are pre-configured with Microsoft apps and services.
Microsoft Backtracks On OneDrive Limits
Microsoft, responding to a firestorm of customer complaints, has softened the hard line it is taking with free OneDrive storage. In November, Microsoft surprised everyone by eliminating the unlimited storage option and severely restricting the amount of free storage given to customers.
How Many Times Are They Gonna Rename This Thing?
What's the deal here anyway? This is getting ridiculous...it can't be a branding issue, because I know that Skydrive is very popular, particularly with college students.