Microsoft planning Google storage service rival

by admin April 21, 2006 at 12:36 pm

The software giant is expected to move into online storage, with a service that could rival Google’s rumoured Gdrive

Microsoft is developing an online storage service, codenamed Live Drive, that could compete with Google’s Gdrive project.

Live Drive will be a subscription service that provides users with virtual storage for personal data.

Details of the project emerged during a Fortune magazine interview with Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief technology officer.

“Microsoft is planning to use its server farms to offer anyone huge amounts of online storage of digital data. It even has a name for that future service: Live Drive. With Live Drive, all your information ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äù movies, music, tax information, a high-definition videoconference you had with your grandmother, whatever ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äù could be accessible from anywhere, on any device,” the article stated.

Full story: ZDNet UK