Microsoft is giving its cloud storage service a new name and a series of new features. SkyDrive is dead. Long live OneDrive.


OneDrive is an online storage service that you can use to backup your files, access your files or media across multiple devices, or share content with other users. You can access OneDrive using Windows, Windows Phone, office, or Xbox, and there are apps for iOS and ANdroid.

All that was true for SkyDrive. Here’s what’s new: You can use OneDrive on Android to automatically backup photos and videos in your camera roll, and you can earn up to 5GB of free storage space by referring friends to OneDrive.

You get 7GB of free storage space just for signing up, plus an extra 3GB for your camera backup. Every person you refer to the service nets you an extra 500MB until you hit the 5GB limit.

If you need more space than that, you can pay for it — but the first 100,000 people to sign up will also get 100GB of free storage space for the first year.

Existing SkyDrive users can just login to the new service at

via OneDrive blog and ZDNet

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