Microsoft has officially announced through a blog post that they have changed name of their Cloud service SkyDrive to OneDrive and the change will be effective very soon. According to Ryan Gavin via OneDrive blog:
“For current users of either SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro, you’re all set. The service will continue to operate as you expect and all of your content will be available on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business respectively as the new name is rolled out across the portfolio.”
Microsoft is changing SkyDrive product name to OneDrive because the company is forced to do this as
the UK television broadcaster BSkyB has won the case for trademark against Microsoft. BSkyB was also in the cloud storage business and they sued Microsoft for their Cloud storage name SkyDrive, especially for the name “Sky”, as it was a case of trademark infringement.
Although, Microsoft announced the rebranding of SkyDrive to OneDrive yet it is not disclosed that either there would be any change in the services or not.
Microsoft’s OneDrive.com is live but with the tile of coming soon, but you can submit your email address there to receive notifications from Microsoft to know when OneDrive is available. Until the launch of OneDrive you can work with SkyDrive as you were using it before.