Microsoft has flipped the switch to bring OneDrive, its replacement moniker for SkyDrive, online for your cloud storage.

They made the announcement in a blog post over at the OneDrive Blog.

Today we are thrilled to announce the global availability of OneDrive. For our existing SkyDrive customers, you are all set; your files are ready in the new OneDrive experience. All you have to do is head over to and log in. For those of you hearing about the service for the first time, OneDrive gives you one place for all of your files, including photos, videos, and documents, and it’s available across the devices you use every day.

If you visit you will now see an updated page for the re-branded service.


Just like our friend Kip Kniskern over at Liveside predicted there is bonus storage space for backing up your camera roll and referring friends to the service.

As I clicked on links around the OneDrive site, which can also be accessed at, there is still a lot of remnant SkyDrive branding but I am sure that will slowly be changed over to OneDrive.

Of course, OneDrive is built into Windows 8.1 but new apps are available for other platforms on both the desktop and mobile level:

When the OneDrive name was first announced new features were teased for the service and now we get an idea on what those new features are according to the OneDrive blog.

  • Automatic camera backup for Android devices
  • Share and view videos
  • New monthly payment plans for the extended storage plans

Finally to wrap things up there is a new introduction video to the OneDrive service: