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Microsoft puffs up OneDrive, now with 1TB per head for biz users

Microsoft has upped its ante in the ongoing cloud wars, increasing storage allotments for business customers and offering to help companies migrate from their existing storage solutions to OneDrive. OneDrive for Business subscribers will soon be granted 1TB of storage per user, up from the more modest 25GB per user that …
Neil McAllister, 28 Apr 2014

Just what could be inside Dropbox's new 'Home For Life'?

Dropbox has decided that file storage is boring and is now describing itself as a "Home For Life". This branding bonanza was announced at a press-packed event in San Francisco on Wednesday as the online storage company released several enhancements to its eponymous product. These include a photo application named "Carousel", …
Jack Clark, 9 Apr 2014

SkyDrive is dead! All hail Microsoft OneDrive! Happy now, Uncle Rupe?

Microsoft has completed the transition of its SkyDrive cloud storage service to its new branding, henceforth to be known as OneDrive. Beginning on Wednesday, users who navigate to the URL of the former SkyDrive website are redirected to the newly rebadged OneDrive site. The new site has a user interface that's virtually …
Neil McAllister, 20 Feb 2014
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Murdoch's BSkyB stares down Microsoft: Redmond renames SkyDrive to OneDrive

After six months of deliberation, Microsoft has announced the new name for its trademark-disputed SkyDrive cloud storage service: OneDrive. The SkyDrive brand, which has been a cornerstone of Microsoft's latest Windows marketing, was called into dispute in 2011 when British Sky Broadcasting Group – the European satellite …
Neil McAllister, 27 Jan 2014
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WD embraces C word* and hews HDD handles from NAS kit

Western Digital is re-branding its MyBook Live line of basic NAS boxes to better stress the device’s personal cloud capabilities. So yes, from today they will be called MyCloud drives. They’ll also getting new internals, a revamped casing and upgraded software for devices that want to tap into the drives’ storage. Inside, you …
Tony Smith, 2 Oct 2013

Microsoft SkyDrive, Outlook stricken by cloud outage

Updated Microsoft's Outlook, SkyDrive, and People technologies are experiencing problems, making it difficult for some people to access the cloud services. The issues began on Wednesday morning and affected Microsoft's hosted storage, email and contact services. Its Azure cloud coincidentally reported problems for SQL databases in the …
Jack Clark, 14 Aug 2013
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Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive

Microsoft is going to have to rename its SkyDrive cloud storage service after agreeing to submit to a British court's ruling over ownership of the brand name. British Sky Broadcasting Group, the European satellite broadcasting arm of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, took on Redmond over the rights to the SkyDrive name, pointing …
Iain Thomson, 31 Jul 2013
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Microsoft adds Visual-Studio-like text editor to SkyDrive

Microsoft has tweaked the Word web app it offers with its SkyDrive cloud storage service, adding developer-friendly tools and the ability to work with JavaScript, CSS and HTML and other code files. The Word web app is an in-browser version of Microsoft's famous word processor and has been a feature of the service since early …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Jul 2013

SkyDrive on par with C: Drive in Windows 8.1

Microsoft has detailed, in a blog post just how SkyDrive will behave under Windows 8.1. Not everything in the post is new: we've known about offline storage and using SkyDrive as the default drive since the Windows 8.1 preview. Among the newly-revealed features is the ability for Windows Store apps to save to or load from …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 2013
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Judge nixes Microsoft SkyDrive name in BSkyB court ruling

BSkyB has won a legal case against Microsoft in the UK and EU over its use of the name "SkyDrive" for its cloud storage service. British judge Sarah Asplin, sitting in the chancery division of Blighty's High Court, ruled that the evidence in the case "revealed confusion amongst real people" about the SkyDrive service, …

Microsoft melds SkyDrive Pro and SharePoint

Microsoft has released a new SkyDrive Pro client that offers users of Office 365 and SharePoint the chance to store files locally. The application is the heir to the My Site feature from previous incarnations of Office 365. SkyDrive Pro has most of the the same functions as the consumer version of the service, which is one of …
Simon Sharwood, 23 May 2013

So long, Hotmail: Remaining users migrated to Outlook.com

Hotmail addresses may live on, but the service we once knew as Hotmail is no more, now that Microsoft has transferred all 300 million active Hotmail accounts to its new, modernized Outlook.com webmail offering. "We want to give a huge 'Thank you' to all of you who have supported Hotmail over the years, for some of you, that's …
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HOT SWEATY RACKS blamed for Outlook.com, Hotmail MELTDOWN

Microsoft has admitted a dodgy firmware upgrade cooked its servers and knocked its Hotmail and Outlook.com email services offline for 16 hours. In a postmortem examination of the disaster, the Windows 8 giant said a software upgrade for its data centre equipment - an update that had worked successfully in the past - failed …
Gavin Clarke, 14 Mar 2013

LogMeIn uncloaks cloud storage bypass

By now you know the prosumer cloud storage schtick: an agent on your device monitors a designated folder and copies everything in it to the cloud, from where any other device running the service's agent and logged in with the same account sucks down that file so it is available locally. The likes of DropBox, Google, Microsoft …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Feb 2013
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Microsoft gives Android punters some official SkyDrive love

Android now has an official SkyDrive client, bringing Microsoft's cloud storage to Google's handsets and dragging a little of Redmond's new GUI along with it. Screen shot The new application is free, and works well. It not only provides remote access to SkyDrive content but also appends itself to the Android Sharing list so …
Bill Ray, 29 Aug 2012

Windows 8 release preview imminent

Microsoft is about to release a new Release Preview of Windows 8, according to a pair of blog posts. One of the posts, reported widely, suggested May 31st would be the big day. That post quickly vanished from the web. But a post announcing new features in Microsoft's SkyDrive says we can expect the preview in “the first week …
Simon Sharwood, 31 May 2012
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Microsoft SkyDrive

iOS App of the Week I looked at SkyDrive back in early 2011 and was impressed by the 25GB of free cloud storage that it offered. Unfortunately, it also suffered from the Microsoft’s traditional ‘designed by committee’ syndrome, and lacked the simplicity of rivals such as Dropbox and, more recently, Apple’s iCloud. Skydrive iOS app screenshot …
Cliff Joseph, 10 May 2012
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LG readies Dropbox, iCloud alternative

Samsung is expected to launch a cloud-based sync'n'store service for its smartphones soon, but arch-rival LG has got there ahead of it. LG's cleverly named 'LG Cloud' - you see what it did there? - mixes Android, Windows and smart TV apps to auto-sync handset contents to the cloud and the user's PC, Dropbox style. A neat …
Tony Smith, 30 Apr 2012

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