Here’s what Marketing Manager & general stand-up-nice-guy David Weeks had to say about this landmark re-branding:
"Today we have announced that SkyDrive will soon become OneDrive. SkyDrive Pro will become OneDrive for Business.
Why OneDrive? We know that increasingly you will have many devices in your life, but you really want only one place for your most important stuff. One place for all of your documents. One place that is seamlessly connected across all the devices you use.
Of course, changing the name of a product people love like SkyDrive wasn’t easy. We believe the new OneDrive name conveys both the value we can deliver for our users and best represents our vision for the future.
For current users of either SkyDrive or SkyDrive Pro, you’re all set. The service will continue to operate as you expect and all of your content will be available on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business respectively as the new name is rolled out across the portfolio.
Globally we will be readying all our marketing materials to transition to the new name over the coming weeks ahead.
The new OneDrive is coming soon.”
Its been a fun year, the festive period we have enjoyed a Windows chocolate santa and demo or 3!! ;D
Don’t forget you can track santa tonight - download the NORAD tracks santa app now from the windows store http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/norad-tracks-santa/445e2479-6da9-41e2-85f7-66550fe8c55b
There are some rather addictive games on that app too (I’m warning you now! Put out santas mince pie first ;D )
So I bid you farewell for now, and a very Merry Christmas I shall leave you with this;
I was working on my final year project and thought I’d get in the Christmas spirit!
Some fantastic apps available free in the windows phone store now!
Windows phone users can now snap pictures of food with a range of vintage effects haha :) and then snapchat funny faces to friends!
Read all about them here!
Get the amazing Nokia Lumia 1020, Nokia Lumia 925, Nokia Lumia 625 or Nokia Lumia 1520 and we’ll throw in a free Windows Phone Store voucher worth £20 . But you need to act fast – the clock’s ticking on this unmissable offer.
How to get your free app voucher:
1) Buy a new Nokia Lumia 925, 1020, 625 or 1520.
2) Come back to this page by 15 January 2014. TIP: Bookmark this page so you can return and register easily.
3) Claim your purchase and we’ll send you an email with your unique PIN code within 48 hours to redeem you free gift within 30 days
Big shout out to fellow ambassador Jamie for making us aware of this one! We love you buddy!
Get yours here;
Now the big decision is what to spend it on??
On Thursday 24th October, Microsoft took over Trafalgar square with the giant surface! I was lucky enough to be an ambassador there for the day!
We even had a BONKERS Skype call live from DIZZEE RASCAL!
Loads of people came to see and play on the giant surface, which turned a lot of heads! We were running competitions where people could get themselves some shiny new headphones or tickets to see Dizzee at a private gig!
Here are some pics from the day;
Fresh paint live run by the wonderful and talented Andrew Fryer
The crowds checking out the normal sized surfaces
Packing out the square!
I have to give a fellow ambassador, Jamie a shout out! He is the best presenter I’ve ever seen! The crowd really got buzzing when he stepped on stage;
Me at work! (This pic is from @MSAdvertisingUK)
Live twitter feeds;
Look at the size of those keys!
By the end of a busy day, we all couldn’t help but have a pose ourselves;
(This pic from @ZeshanSaj)
Me lounging around
And finally it was time to go;
I had a fab day despite having to get up at 5am and not getting back home until 1am! I want to thank everyone involved for making it awesome, I really want a giant surface now!