No more SkyDrive for Microsoft's cloud

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IOL microsoft corporate signage AFP Dow member Microsoft's earnings bested expectations following strong sales from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises, fortifying confidence in recently installed chief executive Satya Nadella.

Redmond - Microsoft is renaming its cloud storage service “OneDrive” after British broadcaster BSkyB took issue with its former name, “SkyDrive.”

The two sides settled the dispute last July for undisclosed financial terms after British Sky Broadcasting Group won an initial case in a British court.

Microsoft said the change would be made soon but didn't give a date.

While the rebranding doesn't involve a change to the service's logo - two blue clouds on a white background - it does bring the name more in line with other company brands.

Last July, Microsoft re-organised its corporate structure to focus on providing both devices and services in a strategy it called “One Microsoft.”

Its latest game console, released in November, is called Xbox One. - Sapa-AP

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