The cloud storage wars have finally reached their inevitable climax — Microsoft announced on Monday that all Office 365 subscribers are now eligible to receive unlimited storage on OneDrive for no additional cost. The rollout for Office 365 Home, Personal and University customers begins today and will continue over the coming months. If you want to jump to the front of the line, be sure to visit the OneDrive landing page and click ‘Get on the list.’ More →
As cloud storage services become increasingly competitive, users will reap the benefits. Microsoft announced on Monday that OneDrive’s free storage will be growing from 7GB to 15GB for individuals. This puts OneDrive on par with Google Drive in terms of free storage capacity. Even better, Office 365 subscribers will receive a far more substantial upgrade from Microsoft, boosting their storage from 20GB to 1TB. This comes shortly after business customers were bumped up to 1TB of storage in April. If you need more space for your files but don’t want to subscribe to Office 365, monthly storage prices have gone down to $1.99 for 100 GB (previously $7.49), and $3.99 for 200 GB (previously $11.49). Current subscribers will automatically be moved to the new prices once the updates take effect in the next month.
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it will offer OneDrive for Business users a lot more cloud storage than they have had in the past, increasing the limit from 25GB all the way up to 1TB per user. The move will also affect all Office 365 ProPlus customers, who will also get 1TB of storage per user as part of their existing subscriptions. Microsoft will also help companies migrate data to OneDrive for Business in the coming months. More →
In celebration of the launch of OneDrive, the Dropbox rival formerly known as SkyDrive, Microsoft is offering 100GB of free cloud storage to the first 100,000 people who sign into their OneDrive accounts once the promotion kicks off on Wednesday, CNET reports. Those users that will get the extra storage should know that the offer is only valid for one year, after which time users will have to pay for the same amount of storage. More →