An English High Court found that the name ‘SkyDrive’ infringed on BSkyB’s trademarked ‘Sky’ name. Though Microsoft initially said it would appeal the decision, it decided not to – in exchange for being given time to switch its branding over to something different. And that something different, as we now know, is OneDrive.
Ryan Gavin, General Manager, Consumer Apps & Services at Microsoft, outlines other reasons for the new name in a blog post earlier today.
“One place for all of your photos and videos. One place for all of your documents. One place that is seamlessly connected across all the devices you use. You want OneDrive for everything in your life.”
The new name will be coming into effect shortly, with SkyDrive and SkyDrive Pro becoming OneDrive and OneDrive for Business respectively.