Microsoft forced to rename SkyDrive

First it was Metro that was renamed Modern UI due to trademark issues. Now, it is coming to SkyDrive. A UK court ruled earlier that SkyDrive infringed on a trademarked owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group and Microsoft is forced to change the name of their cloud based storage service. Of course, they get some time to transition to the new name. What’s odd is that Microsoft didn’t fight the rules, nor do they have plans to (publically, of course).

So long, SkyDrive, hello —-? Lots of possibilities there. With Microsoft putting a lot of effort into SkyDrive lately, with my phone and PC automatically syncing to my SkyDrive folders (easy backup), it’ll be weird to see it under a different name.