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February 19, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Microsoft rolls out OneDrive branding to replace SkyDrive

Last month, Microsoft announced it had chosen the name “OneDrive” to replace “SkyDrive” as the brand for its personal cloud storage service.

Today, Microsoft started rolling out that new brand name out to the SkyDrive/OneDrive website; mobile apps on Windows Phone, Android and iOS;  Windows 8, 7 and Vista; and Xbox. The update should be coming soon to Mac OS X as well.

OneDrive is displayed on a variety of devices (Photo from Microsoft)

OneDrive is displayed on a variety of devices (Photo from Microsoft)

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January 27, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Microsoft renames SkyDrive as OneDrive, following court settlement

SkyDrive, Microsoft’s personal cloud storage service, is being renamed OneDrive. Microsoft announced the name change today. Microsoft had agreed to change the SkyDrive name after reaching a settlement last year with British Sky Broadcasting Group, which had contended that Microsoft’s use of the name “SkyDrive” infringed on the British company’s “Sky” trademark. Microsoft’s announcement today of the…

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August 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Service outages hit Outlook.com, SkyDrive

Service outages have hit Outlook.com and SkyDrive, with some people unable to access their emails, get address book change notifications or access their files on SkyDrive. The company, on its service status page, said it’s working on those problems and will have updates later today. A statement from Microsoft said the outage are affecting “a small…

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August 2, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Sad SkyDrive is sad :(

Earlier this week, Microsoft said it would be rebranding SkyDrive, its personal cloud storage service, after reaching a court settlement with  British Sky Broadcasting Group, which had contended that the name “SkyDrive” infringed on the British company’s “Sky” trademark. It didn’t take long for the Twitterverse to devise some possible replacement names for SkyDrive: SkyDie…

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July 31, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Microsoft must rename SkyDrive following court settlement

SkyDrive LogoMicrosoft will be renaming SkyDrive, its personal cloud storage offering that the company has been touting as a big part of Windows 8 and the upcoming Windows 8.1.

Microsoft is doing so after reaching a settlement with British Sky Broadcasting Group, which had contended that Microsoft’s use of the name “SkyDrive” infringed on the British company’s “Sky” trademark.

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July 16, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Microsoft calls on U.S. president, attorney general to let company divulge info on national security requests

Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel (Photo from Microsoft)

Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel (Photo from Microsoft)

Microsoft joined other tech companies in calling on the U.S. government to let the company reveal more information about it handles national security requests for customer information.

In a letter today, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder or President Obama to get personally involved, saying “the Constitution itself is suffering.”

Smith detailed requests Microsoft had made to be allowed to divulge more information — requests that were either denied or is still being considered weeks after the request was made.”This opposition and these delays are serving poorly the public, the Government itself, and most importantly, the Constitutional principles that we all put first and foremost,” Smith said in the letter.

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May 14, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Microsoft rolling out Google chat capability to Outlook.com

Microsoft is rolling out the ability for Outlook.com users to chat with friends on Gmail directly in the Outlook.com inbox, or via the user’s Microsoft account calendar, contact list and SkyDrive.com. “We heard that some of you who switched over from Gmail still want to chat with friends” who are using Gmail, Douglas Pearce, group program…

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March 14, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Data center temperature spike caused Outlook and Hotmail outage, Microsoft says

Microsoft said a temperature spike in one of its data centers was the cause of  an outage earlier this week that affected some people’s ability to access Hotmail.com, Outlook.com and SkyDrive. The outage, which ran from mid-day Tuesday until early Wednesday, occurred after Microsoft started one of its regular firmware updates, wrote Arthur de Haan, a…

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