Showing posts with label skydrive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skydrive. Show all posts

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Microsoft SkyDrive is renamed OneDrive

As part of the renaming campaign, Microsoft is apparently feeling generous and have been given 20 GB of extra storage for one year. However, it is not yet clear how Microsoft selected this “valued customer“. The software giant Microsoft has entered in to the conflict with the British TV channel Sky and has to change the name of its cloud storage SkyDrive.

It is still unclear whether SkyDrive should be renamed only in Britain, else throughout the globe. In future the SkyDrive will be called as OneDrive making the name similar to their game console Xbox One and the Domain will soon replace the and already a promotional video has been published.

The agreement entered with Sky Broadcasting Group has given reasonable time to migrate to the new name and the whether the agreement include cash payment was not yet known. This is the second set back for Microsoft earlier it was forced to retire from use of “Metro” in the user interface of Windows 8 since the Metro AG group challenged the use.

Defeated in court by British TV channel Sky in 2013, Microsoft was forced to abandon to SkyDrive brand. Hence online storage file services of Microsoft’s SkyDrive, name will be changed. This was formally announced by Ryan Gavin, head of services and applications, in a blog post without giving much detail.

Monday, 25 November 2013

SkyDrive gets major update for iOS!

After a long wait of two year Microsoft SkyDrive app is entitled to a major update on iOS. SkyDrive and Microsoft signed application provides access to a storage space in the cloud of society. The war between the services for these digital lockers in the cloud is fierce between Dropbox Box, Google Drive etc.

It is therefore logical that Microsoft provides an updated saving and necessary for its application for iOS 7 in these days. First, it becomes now possible to upload your photos and videos automatically to the cloud SkyDrive with their iPhone or iPad.

This feature already exists on the application of competing services but also now available for SkyDirve App for Windows Phone. The user can decide if he wants the transfer takes place only via Wifi or wish to transfer via the cellular network. But it also has the option to define whether the photos will uploaded to their original resolution or a lower resolution to save space up on SkyDrive.

But main disadvantage is that the downloading pictures and videos to servers cannot be done in the background. Microsoft has also announced a new feature for editing and viewing documents using Office Mobile and OneNote integration. It is now actually possible to directly edit documents stored on SkyDrive from both mobile applications. SkyDrive for iOS also has made some changes in the appearance with clean design.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The Tops of 2011 - III


Microsoft is not known to be on the forefront when it comes to the latest technology. However, the publisher has shown a real change in its policy with SkyDrive service in 2011. While the service is not brand new, but the management of online storage space (in the Cloud) by the Redmond giant is exemplary. First, SkyDrive offers 25 GB of free storage, where the competitors (DropBox,, etc..) Does no more than 10 GB free.