Microsoft has given life to a new brand of cloud storage called as OneDrive, a variant of older SkyDrive. The rebranding of the old storage services might have been due to the angle of marketing to be focused on “one” platform for all services according to some users. However, the real reason is that Microsoft had a dispute with the British pay-TV provider BSkyB. Starting from today, the mobile apps, the website, and the desktop app all have OneDrive name assigned to them.
Microsoft is set to launch something more interesting in the form of a referral program. This system is quite similar to that of the DropBox. If a friend registers on OneDrive using your link, you will get extra 500 MB of storage for that. This facility can be extended up to 10 friends for 5GB storage. Similarly, if you enable the feature of automatic photo upload on your iOS, Windows, or Android Phone then you can get up to 3 GB of free storage.
Overall speaking, OneDrive users can easily get space up to 8 GB in extra. Before today, the SkyDrive app of Android didn’t have the feature of backing up the photos. However, the new brand takes care of the photos saved on your drives. OneDrive always creates a backup of your photos against accidental deletion.
The cloud storage services are becoming quite popular these days as the tech giants are stepping up on the gear with each day. There is a tremendous competition in this field at the moment. Google is offering Google Drive, Apple has iCloud, Microsoft is sponsoring OneDrive. In order to stay in race with the other companies, Microsoft will have to offer better apps, marketing strategies, and better features.
OneDrive provides a great experience for the users in terms of the cloud storage. It is quite better as compared to the services of other companies like Google and Apple. Its provision of extra storage is amazing for those who want to have large storage capacity available for them. Many users prefer to store their critical data on SkyDrive still with new features will be applicable in OneDrive.
The biggest advantage of the competition in the market of cloud storage is the reduction in prices for such services. Now, many of the tech giants are offering this service for free for attracting a large number of public.