SkyDrive to Become OneDrive

By on January 29, 2014 9:01:46 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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I’ve really gotten to like SkyDrive, so much in fact that I use it way more than Dropbox now.  The integration with Windows 8 and other devices such as Windows Phone and Surface are also a big reason for that.  There’s been an ongoing trademark dispute between Microsoft and BSkyB in which Microsoft agreed to change the SkyDrive name.  They revealed this week that the new branding will be ‘OneDrive’.

If you are a current user, there’s nothing that will really affect how you use it aside from the branding change.

https://preview.onedrive.com/

 

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January 29, 2014 9:32:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

"Microsoft agreed" sounds like they had a choice. the newspapers reported they lost a lawsuit due to trademark infringement.

they aren't really lucky with their branding recently, guess that happens when you use Bing to search for existing trademarks.

 

 

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January 29, 2014 1:37:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I’ve really gotten to like SkyDrive, so much in fact that I use it way more than Dropbox now. The integration with Windows 8 and other devices such as Windows Phone and Surface are also a big reason for that.

 

I like it too, for the same reasons. But I do get more space on Dropbox for free. And more space even yet on Box.com for free. 50 GB free.

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January 29, 2014 7:17:50 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Playing Devil's advocate here but do you all really trust putting your data in the cloud?

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January 29, 2014 8:14:21 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

 

Hell yes.  I can't count how many users I know (or know of) who treat their own data with much less regard than for instance MS via Skydrive (Onedrive).

 

Play 'devils advocate' all you want.........one day soon it'll be yet another kona-contradiction eh?  hehe 

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January 29, 2014 8:46:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Not as long as I have a external hard drive to work with.

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January 30, 2014 3:44:17 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting the_Monk,

 

Hell yes.  I can't count how many users I know (or know of) who treat their own data with much less regard than for instance MS via Skydrive (Onedrive).

 

Play 'devils advocate' all you want.........one day soon it'll be yet another kona-contradiction eh?  hehe 

 

true. particularly on the Wincustomize forums you have many "i would never use cloud storage! my privacy!"-folks. and then you see the very same people posting very intimate details about their income, family, health, etc. on a public forum where every bot/crawler can read them. those are the same folks that think they're smart because they don't use social networks as they care about their privacy.

besides that Yandex (i use Yandex.Disk) servers are likely more safe from hardware failure than my own computer.

(of course one still should think twice about what kind of data one uploads to somebody elses server)

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January 30, 2014 8:40:16 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting kona0197,

Playing Devil's advocate here but do you all really trust putting your data in the cloud?

If your on the internet, lots of your "data" is already in the cloud in some sort.  As I said in another thread, the convenience of having my data available when and where I need it outweighs the potential risks.  

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February 2, 2014 6:21:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting kona0197,

Playing Devil's advocate here but do you all really trust putting your data in the cloud?

Neighbor had a major tragedy and their house burnt down. Of course they didn't trust the cloud and only backed up their data on a local external HD.  

Lost everything, all their data including all their family photos. Too bad some of that data wasn't stored in the cloud.

 

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February 2, 2014 8:39:06 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sky/One drive is decent, but I got 20GB free from Norton Zone, and all I had to do was participate in the beta.

Now if only SD gave away free software to beta participants...  .

But seriously, I've warmed up to the idea of cloud storage from companies that are well established, and unlikely to go bankrupt.There are a lot of no-name competitors out there that I wouldn't feel comfortable using.

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February 2, 2014 10:14:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting CarGuy1,
Neighbor had a major tragedy and their house burnt down. Of course they didn't trust the cloud and only backed up their data on a local external HD.

I have a Fire Safe with actual documents and a back-up HD .....there are 'other ways' than trusting an external system which is actually outside of your control....server failures, etc....

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February 3, 2014 6:48:48 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

A cloud sounds interesting, maybe I'll use it one day.

You could encrypt your files before storing them on the cloud, that's a little bit safer.

 

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