Microsoft OneDrive shakes up storage plans

Microsoft has announced that its OneDrive cloud storage service will come with 15GB free for all users and 1TB for OneDrive storage.

Three out of four people have less than 15GB of files stored on their PC, according to Microsoft’s data. Factoring in what they may also have stored on other devices, the company believes providing 15GB for free right out of the gate — with no hoops to jump through — will make it much easier for people to have their documents, videos and photos in one place.

With an Office 365 subscription, you will be gettting 1TB of OneDrive space. This means you will get the “power of the world’s most popular productivity suite, Office” along with apps for your Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or Windows Phone devices, plus an “emormous amount of storage, for an unbelievably low price.”

For Office 365 Home ($9.99/mo), you’ll get 1TB per person (up to 5 people), and with Office 365 Personal ($6.99/mo) and University ($79.99/4yr) you will get 1TB per subscription.

Lastly, OneDrive’s monthly subscription storage rates are also being slashed.

The new monthly prices will be the following:

  • 100GB: $1.99 (previously $7.99)
  • 200GB: $3.99 (previously $11.49)

All of these updates will take effect this month. Current subscribers will automatically be moved to the lower prices.

Source: OneDrive Blog


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