Tech News: SkyDrive is Now OneDrive #windowschampions

by Carrie with Children with 14 comments

Big news from the folks at Microsoft-  SkyDrive is now OneDrive! It’s the same look with added capabilities, making it easier for you to have access to documents from any device.

I recently switched over to a new Acer Aspire S7 PC (more about that another day!), and now that I’m running on Windows 8.1 full-time, I’m loving the OneDrive features. OneDrive is now the default save location, allowing me to open my documents from anywhere – even my iPhone!

I’ve been using OneDrive to share images for quite awhile now. It comes in handy for my family and friends that aren’t on Facebook (yes, those type of people exsist). Now, they never have to miss a cute picture or two of my girls. OneDrive is also a great way to backup your files, so you never have to worry about losing them – they live in the cloud!

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Check out the fun stats below… I just recently backed up all of my stuff – images, documents, everything! So thankfully, I don’t fit in that category, but I’d definitely rather give up the Internet for a month than lose everything. Watch the OneDrive video, learn more about the storage giveaway and check out some interesting stats!

  • According to a recent survey by OneDrive and YouGov, fifty percent of U.S. adults would rather give up the Internet for a month than lose their photos, videos and documents.
  • According to a Harris Poll, more than two-thirds of people aren’t backing up their stuff.
  • On average, 51% percent of people who share photos with friends or family do so at least once a month.
  • 61% of younger generations between the ages of 18-34 use mobile phones as their primary tool for taking photos.
  • Two-thirds (66%) would give up a social activity or a guilty pleasure if it meant getting all their content back immediately if their computer’s hard drive crashed.

 How do you use OneDrive?

**I am a member of the Windows Champions blogger program. As part of this arrangement, I am loaned products over the course of year and have the opportunity to learn about Windows and Microsoft products. I’m also excited to share information with you.**


  • Lolo

    I love that you can open your documents from anywhere, even your iPhone!

    • Carrie with Children

      Yes – so great to have documents when you are on the go!

  • Karen - DCR

    I totally need to look into this. I too have friends that refuse to do social media and my husband doesn’t have a facebook account either. This sounds like a neat way to share pics with him rather than just texting them to his phone!

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh Karen, this would be perfect for those non-social media folks! It’s been a great help for us.

  • Hanan

    I need to start using One Drive. I’ve used Sky Drive in the past, but not as often as other programs. I do like that you can pull stuff up from anywhere.

    • Carrie with Children

      It’s been a great resource for me, especially when travelling too.

  • Emily

    I loved sky drive, and I’m stoked about the changes they’ve made with one drive!!!

  • Tammilee T

    I am loving One Drive. It is so nice to move from my main computer to the laptop to my phone and have everything there.

    • Carrie with Children

      Being able to jump devices with ease is important to me too. OneDrive makes it so easy!

  • Becca

    I LOVE being able to back up my pictures and documents! Do you remember how difficult it used to be? This is awesome!

    • Carrie with Children

      Yes – it used to be so time consuming. I’ve got tons of things backed up in OneDrive right now. So easy!

  • Kerri

    This is one area where I need to become more savvy! I need to backup!!

    • Carrie with Children

      Oh girl -yes! You gotta back things up! Never know what might happen! OneDrive is great for that