Microsoft is planning on renaming their SkyDrive online storage service to “OneDrive.”
It’s almost like the Xbox One fever has infected the SkyDrive team, but that’s not exactly the case.
Ryan Gavin, Microsoft’s General Manager, Consumer Apps & Services puts it this way:
“Why OneDrive? We know that increasingly 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 all the devices you use. You want OneDrive for everything in your life.”
For those who are not familiar with SkyDrive, it is Microsoft’s answer to Google Drive, Dropbox, and Apple iCloud. SkyDrive has a desktop client that integrates with Windows and Mac OS X and clients for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices.
The name change will roll out “soon.” Existing SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro customers don’t have to make any modifications to their accounts.
[Via the OneDrive blog…]