Microsoft's SkyDrive is a terrific little cloud service that doesn't get as much attention as it deserves. Unless, of course, it's being sued by British Sky Broadcasting Group over its name. But now SkyDrive will be called OneDrive, for just as long as is legally allowable.
Ha. In a pain-in-the-everything development for Microsoft, it's agreed to change SkyDrive's name because it infringes on a trademark owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group, one of the largest media organizations in the UK. This is, of course, deeply funny.
Microsoft's Outlook.com email service suffered a massive 16-hour outage yesterday, which saw users unable to access parts of SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Outlook, too. Microsoft has revealed that it was a result of a mischievous firmware upgrade—which caused "a rapid and substantial temperature spike in the datacenter".
Android users who opt for Microsoft's cloud storage solution can rejoice—today Microsoft rolled out the SkyDrive app for Google's operating system. [ZDNet]
Now that Google Drive is finally here and you can use it, the first question is simple: Is it better than the cloud service you're already using (or maybe considering using)? We haven't had the chance to put Google Drive through the wringer quite yet, but we can compare it to the competition on paper.
Microsoft is launching a couple of new SkyDrive apps making the cloud storage service available to more users on more platforms. Starting today, a preview version is available for the desktop, so if you're running Windows Vista, Windows 7, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and even Windows for Mac (OS X Lion), you can…
Up until now, Microsoft's SkyDrive has mostly been noteworthy for the staggering amount of free storage it offers to users (25 GB) and little else. But with the introduction of Windows 8, it will acquire a whole new set of features, along with the new Metro UI, which they believe will make it much more integral to…
Previously, if you weren't on Windows, you couldn't take full advantage of all the awesomeness that was in SkyDrive, Microsoft's neato cloud storage service. Not anymore! They've just released an iOS app that'll let you upload photos, files, documents and manage SkyDrive folders straight from your iPhone.
Now that Amazon has finally given us a lustworthy cloud-surfing tablet, you might be wondering just how Amazon's Cloud Drive stacks up against the rest of the pack. Read on for our ultimate cloud storage smackdown.