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Some reader suggestions for a renamed Skydrive.
With the news that Microsoft’s Skydrive service will be renamed, came some suggestions from readers.
Microsoft Cloud Storage 2013 Home and Student edition
Office 365 Drive
Bob Drive – time to give the ill-fated Microsoft Bob a new job.
Universal Microsoft hasn’t used “Ultimate” in a while, so maybe it’s time to dust it off.
Big Brother since details of your Skydrive use end up at the NSA within a day
GodDrive sound too omnipotent?
Aetherdrive, Aether being the Greek god of lightning – invoking both speed and cloudness for the product.
Ms.Drive was a suggestion that may well be close to the new name, most likely Microsoft Drive.
Our idea of LiveDrive got shot down in flames:
“LiveDrive is already taken by a British Internet-based backup service, the one I use. It’s competitors are Carbonite and Mozy. ” also “LiveDrive and LiveDrive II was the name of two of Creative’s SoundBlaster series of audio cards. “
Frankly, they can call it ‘Tommy the Sea Lion’ for all we care. Far more important is a better Skydrive which is popular on its own merit. Better synchronization on Apple and Android devices would be a start. At present Skydrive relies on enforced popularity through ties with Office and Windows. Notably Office for Mobile where Skydrive is effectively compulsory.
Thanks to Mike, Michael, Myndi, Danny and Ken.
- Skydrive becomes OneDrive
- Skydrive to be renamed
- Microsoft and the NSA … a ‘team’ to get more information from us
- Still waiting for a better Skydrive
- Skydrive vs Dropbox – which is faster
- Camera upload – a really useful part of Dropbox
- Boost Skydrive 7GB storage to 25GB
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