Microsoft SkyDrive Is Now OneDrive, Comes with More Storage, FeaturesMicrosoft

Microsoft SkyDrive Is Now OneDrive, Comes with More Storage, Features

Melanie Pinola , Gawker Media

Microsoft SkyDrive Is Now OneDrive, Comes with More Storage, Features

After a trademark dispute, Microsoft has renamed its online storage and syncing tool SkyDrive to OneDrive. While that may take some getting used to, the change also gives Microsoft an opportunity to introduce a few new features. Namely, storage space referrals and automatic photo backups.

For Android users, you now get automatic photo backups if you wish-something that was available for Windows Phone, Windows 8, and iPhone previously. On any platform now, if you configure that automatic backup of photos, you'll get 3GB more of storage space (over the default of 7GB free).

For everyone, Microsoft is also introducing ways to earn more storage space by referring friends to the new OneDrive, at 500MB per referral, and you can get additional storage via monthly plans now too.

Video sharing and transcoding are supposedly easier now too, but the main things-besides the name change-are the mobile photo backups and ability to pimp OneDrive to get more space for yourself.

OneDrive is Now Available Worldwide | The OneDrive Blog via Windows Supersite

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