Microsoft SkyDrive is now OneDrive; get up to 5GB of free Storage
Microsoft has officially changed the name of its SkyDrive, the cloud storage service like Dropbox and Google Drive. The re-branding comes after a month of company’s announcement that it would re-brand the service in last January due to the trademark dispute with British pay-TV provider BSkyB. The new name for the service is Microsoft OneDrive.
Change of the branding takes in effect starting today. The website, the mobile apps and the desktop apps all share the new name OneDrive. Interestingly, pushing the service further, Microsoft has also announced some new offering for OneDrive users. Better say the company is just following the Dropbox, by offering 500MB of free storage for every referral that sings up up to 5GB. Moreover, if you enable automatic photo upload on your OneDrive app for Windows, iOS or Android, Microsoft will reserve further 3GB of free storage for you.
It doesn’t end there, if you are a lucky user among the first 100,000 users to sign up on new OneDrive, your account will be credited with a massive 100 GB of storage.
CloudStorage services are becoming more common and almost all major companies now offer the service. Google, Apple and Microsoft all have their own cloud storage solution and now what users expect from them is better services with cheaper price tag and apps. And there are companies like Dropbox, Box to compete with them and we may find the competition tighten in the near future especially when more people starting to use these services and store their data and files on cloud storage that enable users to access their files and data from anywhere in the world over the internet.
If you haven’t yet signed up on
SkyDrive OneDrive, all you have to do is just go to onedrive.com and sign in with your Microsoft (or Live ) account.