"At a time when many companies are expanding cloud storage options, Microsoft Corp. is shrinking its offerings.
Microsoft is ending unlimited OneDrive storage plans, citing user abuse, the company said in a blog post late Monday. Current unlimited users will be capped at 1 terabyte. It also plans to eliminate 100GB and 200GB plans, and offer a reduced 50GB plan for $1.99 per month instead. Its free offering will be cut from 15GB down to just 5GB.
Microsoft promised unlimited storage a year ago to subscribers of Office 365 Home, Personal and University. Those users will now have 1TB of storage. The changes will go into effect in early 2016. Microsoft says that it will allow 12 months for people using more than the allotted amounts to clear out their files. Current subscribers to the 100GB and 200GB plans will be able to keep their existing plans."
NY Times - http://blogs.wsj.com...d-free-options/
Microsoft Kills Unlimited OneDrive Storage, Downgrades & Changes
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Posted 03 November 2015 - 07:59 PM
Here are the changes:
- We’re no longer planning to offer unlimited storage to Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers. Starting now, those subscriptions will include 1 TB of OneDrive storage.
- 100 GB and 200 GB paid plans are going away as an option for new users and will be replaced with a 50 GB plan for $1.99 per month in early 2016.
- Free OneDrive storage will decrease from 15 GB to 5 GB for all users, current and new. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued. These changes will start rolling out in early 2016.