Microsoft introduces OneDrive after mandatory name change




Microsoft opens the doors of OneDrive Wednesday morning, after a British court ruled that the name SkyDrive infringed trademark rights. However, Microsoft has changed more than just the name of the web service.

Wednesday is called SkyDrive adjusted everywhere except in the client for the new Windows 8 interface, allows marketing Coen Nijkrake Microsoft know on Tweakers. That name will be changed later, before an update for Windows 8.1 should be issued. The name change was already late January announced and is not voluntary. Last summer, Microsoft lost a lawsuit that the British media group BSkyB had brought about. The British court ruled that Microsoft infringed on the trademark rights of BSkyB, and that the name had to be changed globally.

Microsoft grabbed the mandatory name change to introduce some new things. For example, users can now retrieve old versions of documents, and deleted documents can be recovered. Each in its last 25 versions are kept, as well as the last two versions by author. Dropbox has been fulfilled since its launch on that functionality. Also features the Android app OneDrive now able to upload photos to OneDrive automatically, in OneDrive apps for iOS and Windows Phone could longer.

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In addition, users can now come from OneDrive easier access to the web versions of like Word, Excel, and OneNote. To view documents that others have shared, it is not a Microsoft account needed, but for editing documents. The web versions offer now also have the option to get people to work simultaneously on documents where they see each other’s changes in real time. There is therefore no limit to the number of people that can work simultaneously on a document. Previously, users could simultaneously on documents, but they had to refresh to see the changes. Incidentally, Google Drive has many years has this functionality.

Another functionality of Dropbox is copied, the ability to Friends to create an account. Received extra storage Then both get 500MB extra. A user can thus up to 5GB of extra space earn above the standard is 7GB of free storage. If the automatic photo uploads on, still get another 3GB of storage, the maximum amount of free storage so comes down to 15GB. In addition, users can now buy more additional storage.

Finally videos are automatically transcoded so they can be viewed. Different devices in different resolutions Account is taken of the internet speed, so that a user via a slow Internet connection can watch videos, yet Microsoft promises.
Additional storage on top of free storage Price per year
50GB 19 euro
100GB 37 euros
200GB 74 euro
500GB 187 euro


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