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OneDrive service relaunches on Xbox One with achievements

Rebranded SkyDrive adds new storage boosting options

Microsoft relaunched its SkyDrive cloud storage service as OneDrive this week, complete with new achievements for Xbox One users.

Many of the achievements encourage users to join up early and upload and view their photos through the service. Microsoft's guide to unlocking some of the achievements is included below.


The rebranded service works just as SkyDrive did, allowing users to upload, edit, and share game footage directly from consoles. However, users can now get extra free storage on top of the base 7 GB by enabling camera roll backup and inviting friends.

Microsoft was forced to rename its SkyDrive service after a UK court ruled in favour of British telecommunication group BSkyB's claims of copyright infringement. The two parties later settled out of court with "a reasonable period of time to allow for an orderly transition to a new brand."

"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 photos and videos. One place for all of your documents. One place that is seamlessly connected across all the devices you use. You want OneDrive for everything in your life."

OneDrive achievements

  • Week one winner - Open OneDrive on Xbox One in the first week
  • Week one wizard - Play 20 photos in a slideshow from your camera roll in the first week
  • Hope those aren't all selfies... - View 10 photos from your camera roll
  • Long exposure - View 100,000 photos
  • On a roll - Watch five hours of slideshows
  • Now you're thinking with folders - Add a shared folder to OneGuide