The news about Skydrive becoming a new OneDrive is something that we covered previously, and on Wednesday the news became official. Microsoft on Wednesday officially rebranded their SkyDrive service as OneDrive and gives users a new home for all their documents, pictures, and more.
The new OneDrive service replaces SkyDrive after Microsoft lost their legal battle for the name in a UK court last year. With the rebranding, Microsoft will be able to refocus the product as OneDrive to hold all of your data, whether it is docs, videos, pictures, and much more.
One Place For All Content
With its rebranding of OneDrive, Microsoft is making it the home for all data that a user might hold on all of their devices. Microsoft has developed apps for OneDrive to cover desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones and makes it easy for people to upload their data to the OneDrive service with just a few clicks.
Now, users with the OneDrive service can upload photos from their phones, view them later on their tablets, and then share them with people around the globe on their desktops. The name is a perfect solution from Microsoft. The free app gives people a lot of storage to use, and gives them options for more to add at any time.
New Updates and Options For Storage
With the rollout of OneDrive, Microsoft updated the mobile apps for OneDrive as well. Now, users will have the ability to share and view videos just like they do their photos. Users will also be able to backup their photos automatically via Wi-Fi, and have real-time authoring tools with Office Web Apps.
Along with the updated app, OneDrive rolled out new pricing structures for the OneDrive service for users. 7GB is available for everyone, and 3GB upgrades are available for camera uploads and another 5GB for referrals. Additionally, 50GB, 100GB, and 200GB plans are also available for users to choose from and are very fairly priced compared to other plans like Dropbox and Box. Additionally users can use the OneDrive service across devices and on the new Xbox One unit from Microsoft.
I like the new rebranding effort of OneDrive. It’s a fresh start for a great service, and one I use often.