Microsoft: OneDrive Cloud Storage for Office 365

Microsoft: OneDrive Cloud Storage for Office 365

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Microsoft announced it is increasing OneDrive storage from 1TB to unlimited for all its Office 365 customers, at no additional cost. In short, this means storage limits are becoming a thing of the past for both Office 365 business and consumer subscribers. Here’s what to look for.

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When 2014 began, cloud storage capacity was limited and could be costly. In April of this year, Microsoft expanded the default 20 GB of storage in its OneDrive service to 1 TB for Office 365 subscribers. At that time, I said that it was — for all intents and purposes — unlimited. Well, a mere four months later, Microsoft is dropping the 1 TB pretense and will now provide actual unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 customers.

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When I wrote about the previous increase in OneDrive capacity, I predicted, “In the very near future, the capacity will cease to be a differentiating factor in choosing a cloud storage provider, and unlimited storage will simply be the de facto standard.” I knew that the move to unlimited storage was somewhat inevitable, but I thought that the “very near future” would be sometime in 2015.

In a post earlier this week on The OneDrive Blog, Microsoft announced, “Moving forward, all Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional cost.” The post explains that the roll out will happen over the coming months, but Microsoft urges customers to go ahead and start filling up that 1 TB with all of your data in anticipation of the fact that the 1 TB ceiling will soon be a thing of the past.

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Source: Tony Bradley

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