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 Windows Grabs New Security Features
Microsoft today released a modest update to its OneDrive application for Windows Phone handsets. OneDrive now allows users to sign in with multiple Microsoft accounts on a single device.
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 Enables Music Playback from OneDrive
Microsoft has made it possible for people to access their personal music collections from OneDrive across their Windows devices with the Xbox Music app. A new "music" folder has been added to OneDrive.
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.
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.
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.