Microsoft has rebranded SkyDrive as OneDrive and it is launching today for all. Microsoft is rebranding the SkyDrive name after it lost trademark battle with Sky Broadcasting group. The name change was unveiled in January but today it is rolling out to all compatible devices, for all the SkyDrive users out there this is just rebranding of the service and nothing changes except the name.
As part of the re-launch the service is now available at Onedrive.com. Microsoft is also giving free storage for 100,000 lucky users, these users will get 100GB of storage for one year. If you want to participate in the giveaway go to twitter @OneDrive. Existing users can also get some free storage from OneDrive by referring your friends to OneDrive, similar to how Dropbox will give you extra storage. You can get upto 5GB of free storage in 500M B increments for referring your friends. Your referred friends will also receive 500MB each. That means you can get 8GB extra on top of the 7GB free storage.
Android users can now enable the automatic camera backup with the refreshed app allowing users to automatically upload the photos taken with the device. This feature is already available in iOS and Windows Phone apps. The updated Android is available from the Play store.
SkyDrive will be rebranded to OneDrive in Windows, Mac, Mobile and Xbox versions except Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 where it is integrated well. These two will get the rebranded OneDrive with the next major release, users can continue to use it meanwhile.