Stop what you’re doing and check your OneDrive account right now. Your storage space might be in danger if you’re only using a free account, as Microsoft is starting to downgrade freebie OneCloud accounts to 5GB. That’s plenty of cloud data available free of charge, but the move could still hurt those users who’re using more than that.
If you use Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage with any regularity, chances are that you’re still reeling from the news that free users will have their storage cut from 15GB to 5GB on July 27th. Unless you visited a page on Microsoft’s website before January 31st, 2015, you’re going to lose 10GB of storage this summer.
Thankfully, there are a few ways to counteract the change. More →
OneDrive users, we have some bad news and we think that you should probably be sitting down for it. Microsoft announced last year that it would be making some big changes to its cloud storage solution, OneDrive. Unfortunately, those changes were all bad news for users. For one, the company said that it intended to ditch its 100GB and 200GB plans and offer only a paid 50GB plan for $1.99 per month. Of note, that’s twice what Apple charges for the same amount of iCloud storage.
But that’s not even the really bad news. Microsoft also said that it planned to trim the amount of cloud storage available to free OneDrive users from 15GB to 5GB at some point in early 2016, and now we know exactly when the change will take place. More →
It’s been just over a year since Microsoft announced that all Office 365 subscribers would have access to unlimited cloud storage, but now the company is yanking that offer away. Instead, Microsoft now says subscribers to Office 365 Home, Personal and University will get 1TB of cloud storage instead of the unlimited amount they were previously promised. More →
Cloud this… cloud that… everything is cloud these days. While there is no question that “cloud” has become a painfully annoying buzzword, there is also no question that the rise of cloud storage services and cloud computing have been absolute game-changers. There are obvious (and quite serious) security concerns anytime any of your data is stored on remote servers belonging to a third party, but there are also huge benefits that are nearly impossible to give up once you’ve embraced the cloud.
If you have yet to take the plunge — or even if you have and you want more storage space — a great new offer will get you 100GB of cloud storage for a full year, and it’s absolutely free. More →
There are plenty of cloud offers out there worth checking out, considering that all the major players are using enticing offers to convince buyers to choose their servers for storing precious files. Now, two of the big names out there are currently willing to offer you some free cloud space amounting to a total of 102GB of storage, assuming you’re ready to act fast. More →
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 →