Bye-bye app, OneDrive becomes part of Windows 10

Microsoft will integrate OneDrive into Windows 10 and will ditch the standalone app.

Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive has become an essential element for Windows users, so much that the company is leaving behind the standalone app and it’s now integrating the cloud storage service right into Windows 10.

This past weekend, Gabriel Aul from Microsoft, was asked on Twitter “why OneDrive isn’t a universal app yet?” to what Gabe replied that is because that OneDrive is now part of the operating system, as such there won’t be an app for Windows 10 devices.

Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 previews builds still prompts users to configure OneDrive during installation, but it’s not a required step, and looking at what the software maker is headed with the service, it’s likely that the OneDrive setup may change in the future.

For years people have been skeptical about storing their files on the cloud because of privacy concerns, but the push of low-cost devices with limited storage and the necessity to have files on every device (PC, tablet, and phone) is changing people’s mind on using services such as OneDrive and others like Google Drive and iCloud from Apple.

Seeing that Windows 8 and Windows 7 users will receive Windows 10 as a free upgrade later this summer, now it seems that Microsoft will encourage users to make use of OneDrive with the hope to make money on those accounts exceeding the 15GB of free storage.

Source Twitter via WinSuperSite

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