Microsoft renamed SkyDrive to access OneDrive




Microsoft renames its SkyDrive storage service in OneDrive. The software giant had to change the name of the service after losing a lawsuit. Exactly when the name change takes effect, is not yet known.

The name change was announced Monday afternoon at the new OneDrive blog from the software giant. “It may take some time before the name change is rolled out everywhere,” said Microsoft spokeswoman Julie White. In addition, the service, the substance of the kick, but exactly how remains to be seen.

The name change is not voluntary. Last summer lost Microsoft a lawsuit was filed. by the British media group BSkyB According to BSkyB branded SkyDrive led to confusion and the judge agreed. Although BSkyB operates only in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the brand name should be changed globally.

Microsoft had previously been problems with the use of the Metro brand. The name was used for the interface with horizontal navigation through apps, but had to be abandoned after the German Metro AG relied on his rights. It did not come to the other to court.

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