Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive to OneDrive after copyright dispute

One drive to rule them all.

Microsoft has rebranded its cloud-based file hosting app SkyDrive as OneDrive following a copyright dispute with the British telecommunication group BSkyB.

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As reported by CVG, a UK court ruled in favour of BSkyB and Microsoft initially stated it would appeal the decision, but the two companies worked something out and Microsoft was given "a reasonable period of time to allow for an orderly transition to a new brand."

That new brand sounds a little less like something that would inadvertently manufacture terminators and it ties into the Xbox brand better as the file hosting service is a perk of Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One, where it allows users to upload gameplay videos.

"We believe the new OneDrive name conveys the value we can deliver for you and best represents our vision for the future," said Microsoft's consumer & apps services general manager Ryan Gavin in a blog post about the name change.

"We know that increasingly you will have many devices in your life, but you really want only one place for your most important stuff," Microsoft explained. "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."

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