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Microsoft SkyDrive in the UK to possibly be renamed NewDrive

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Microsoft SkyDrive in the UK to possibly be renamed NewDrive
Ever since Microsoft lost its legal battle with BSkyB over the branding of SkyDrive, we have been waiting to learn how the company would rename the service as required by the British court.

In addition to the name change, an undisclosed payment was also part of the decision. We are certain that any payment that resulted from the ruling did little to either company’s bottom line, but the name change was going to be a major event.

Based on a tweet from the pretty well connected Paul Thurrot, SkyDrive’s new name will be NewDrive. The folks at LiveSide.net rightly point out that this might be just a “placeholder” based on the fact that while Microsoft was working on the design of the new modern themed Outlook.com, it was tagged as “NewMail.”

We are not putting any money down on a particular name, but the idea of naming it “Microsoft Drive” seems to be the best. What would you call it?

sources: Paul Thurrot via LiveSide.net and WMPoweruser

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posted on 24 Nov 2013, 23:44

1. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I would call it a horrible replacement for the roots of the product (Live Mesh)... the first venture was fantastic, i even was prepared to leave Dropbox for it (better security, better management in the cloud, easier permissions management as well as more advanced)... then Windows Live Mesh came out (ugh, no-where near close to Live Mesh)... now SkyDrive...

I would hapilly spit on whoever axed Live Mesh... if it wouldnt get my thrown in jail of course...

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 23:48

2. Hammerfest (Posts: 369; Member since: 12 May 2012)


I should point out by better security I meant files not being sent in plain text, as well as share's not leading to the root folder and such as Dropbox did/does depending on where you are sharing from...

I should also note that I have moved to the TorrentSync... LOADS of work needed, but sick and tired of not having more control!

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 01:06 1

3. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


British Sky Broadcasting needs to relax. And consider yourself having one customer less.

posted on 25 Nov 2013, 09:57

4. Leo_MC (Posts: 550; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


It's something from the Twillight Zone to deny the right to use the name Sky for a totally different service than TV broadcasting.
MS should shut down the service alltogether in UK; the phones could be delivered without SkyDrive (but with the possibility to install it the first time one configures the device from a server outside UK); buying extra space could be done from US store (Ireland, Germany, France etc).

I'm sure Diesel jeans are called something else in UK; I don't know about british people but I got a diesel engine car when I aked for a pair of pants and I was so dumb, I could not figure it out by myself...

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