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Microsoft readies huge OneDrive cloud storage bump

April 29th, 2014 at 4:50 PM
Microsoft OneDrive 1TB Cloud Storage Offer

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.

“File sync and share solutions represent key capabilities that keep people on the same page and responsive,” the company wrote on its Office blog. “There are several solutions offered, many from companies that have sprung up to focus exclusively on this market. Some have come from the consumer world and are new to the enterprise software market and the requirements around delivering enterprise-grade cloud services. Others are focused on the enterprise, but only as a point solution. Few are prepared to meet the evolving needs of businesses looking for a holistic and comprehensive approach to meeting the full needs of their employees as they live a cloud first, mobile first workstyle.”

“We believe Microsoft offers the most complete solution for businesses looking to maximize their employees’ ability to create, collaborate, analyze and act – and sharing, storing and syncing are foundational to that,” Microsoft added.

OneDrive for Business pricing starts at $2.50 per user per month (50% off standard pricing), with the promotional deal ending on October 1. Office 365 ProPlus users can get their OneDrive fix for $1.50 per user per month.

The fierce battle for that cloud is getting more and more interesting, with players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft each trying to lure in more customers.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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