Help Microsoft come up with a cool product name

Summary:The LiveSide.net guys are wondering aloud whether Microsoft might pull a Hotmail and revert to a previous product name for Windows Live Folders. The Live team needs all the branding help it can get. What do you think they should do?

The LiveSide.net guys are wondering aloud whether Microsoft might pull a Hotmail and revert to a previous product name for Windows Live Folders.

Windows Live Folders is a file-storage service. Microsoft commenced limited beta testing of Windows Live Folders in late June, after years of hinting that it was set to launch such a service.

Windows Live Folders was originally codenamed "SkyDrive." Might Microsoft dump the boring Windows Live Folders beta name and roll out the final version of the cloud-storage service under the "SkyDrive" brand?

Such a move wouldn't be completely unprecedented. Hotmail became Windows Live Mail, only to revert back to Windows Live Hotmail.

The Live team needs all the branding help it can get.

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Other write-in ideas welcome, of course.

Topics: Windows, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Software

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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