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Microsoft SkyDrive becomes OneDrive

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Salvador Rodriguez

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Microsoft's cloud storage service will soon be renamed "OneDrive", leaving the SkyDrive name behind.

Microsoft's cloud storage service will soon be renamed "OneDrive", leaving the SkyDrive name behind.

Six months after agreeing to drop the SkyDrive brand, Microsoft has announced the new name of its cloud storage service is OneDrive.

The company unveiled the new name on Monday in the US, saying OneDrive conveys the mission of the service, which is to let users access their important files from many devices by storing them all in one location.

"We know that increasingly you will have many devices in your life, but you really want only one place for your most important stuff," the company wrote in a blog post. "We believe the new OneDrive name conveys the value we can deliver for you and best represents our vision for the future."

Microsoft agreed to drop SkyDrive as the name of its service last July in a settlement with the Sky Broadcasting Group, which holds a trademark for the name in Britain.

As part of the agreement, Microsoft was given "a reasonable period of time to allow for an orderly transition to a new brand".

Microsoft has not yet said when exactly OneDriv 500

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