Draft:Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud storage service by Microsoft, which was introduced in August 2007 as SkyDrive.

It was renamed to OneDrive in February 2014 due to legal reasons. British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) sued Microsoft for the usage of "Sky" inside of SkyDrive. Microsoft lost this trademark infringement lawsuit, and agreed to change the name to avoid confusion with Sky.

The web version of OneDrive is available since 2021 as a installable PWA. The OneDrive desktop client for Windows is available as a 64-bit edition for x64 processors, also since 2021, after only being available for x86. It was earlier available as 64-bit for macOS. An ARM64 edition still does not exist.

Inclusion in Windows[edit source]

The Metro application of SkyDrive is included in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 as well as their phone counterparts. It was renamed to OneDrive in Windows 8.1 Update 1 due to aforementioned reasons.

The Metro app was replaced with the OneDrive desktop client in Windows 10. However, a UWP based app is available for free at Microsoft Store. The desktop client was previously available in the Windows Live suite.

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