Microsoft announces SkyDrive will soon be renamed OneDrive

SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud file storage program, will be getting a name change to OneDrive, reports Ryan Gavin, Consumer Apps & Services general manager.

The new name “conveys the value we can deliver for you and best represents our vision for the future,” he wrote in a blog post. “That vision reflects the fact that 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 the devices you love.”

Current SkyDrive users don’t need to change anything they’re doing as it relates to the name change; the service will “continue to operate as you expect and all of your content will be available in OneDrive when it’s released,” Gavin writes. SkyDrive Pro customers, too, “will also enjoy a smooth transition to the new OneDrive for Business when it’s available.”

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Suzanne Choney
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