No more SkyDrive for Microsoft's cloud

Comment on this story


IOL microsoft corporate signage

AFP

The legal action is the first to emerge from a humiliating episode for Microsoft.

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

Hungry for more scitech news? Sign up for our daily newsletter


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks