Microsoft’s OneDrive to take on Google Drive and Dropbox

What does the OneDrive cloud service have going for it? Why, Microsoft’s four-decade legacy and the reputation that goes with it, of course.

Over the years, critics occasionally — and justifiably — slammed Microsoft for cramming too many features into its software. But could that ingrained habit yet work to Microsoft’s advantage as it relaunches its consumer cloud storage service in a young market that’s up for grabs?

Microsoft on Wednesday officially announced the global availability of its rebranded cloud storage service OneDrive. Microsoft originally called the service SkyDrive but was forced to rebrand after British Sky Broadcasting, the biggest pay-television broadcaster in the United Kingdom, sued and won a trademark lawsuit over use of the name. Read more


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