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Microsoft boosts OneDrive storage space

Microsoft boosts OneDrive storage space

Microsoft has finished rolling out a 10PB upgrade to its Azure cloud platform that significantly boosts the storage capacities available to all OneDrive users.

Microsoft has announced that it is boosting the storage space available to its OneDrive users, effective immediately, as high as 1TB, even as it fights to keep its foreign data centres safe from US intrusion.

The company telegraphed plans to increase the storage capacity available to users on its OneDrive service last month, and today has sent the new figures live. Both existing accounts and new sign-ups can benefit from a boost to 15GB of free storage from the previous 7GB limit, while monthly prices for additional storage have dropped to £1.99 for 100GB and £3.99 for 200GB - cheap, but an unfortunately literal symbol-translation of the $1.99 and $3.99 storage tiers available to US customers.

The biggest bonus comes for users who pay for a subscription to Office 365, Microsoft's browser-based and cloud-powered productivity suite. For the standard fee of £7.99 a month, users will see their storage space boost from 20GB to a whopping 1TB. The upgrade applies to all accounts, including Office 365 for Business users, who jump from 25GB to the new 1TB tier.

While the company has been slowly rolling out the increases since its announcement last month, the new space is available to all from today thanks to the company's addition of a claimed 10 petabytes (PB) of storage capacity to its Azure cloud platform.

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Landy_Ed 17th July 2014, 12:56 Quote
That's quite a bit cheaper than amazon. Shame so many cloud companies place a filesize limit though - 1080p home videos are quite bulky and it's a right pain to split them up to get them to upload.

<edit>Oh wait, is that £1.99 per month or per annum?
loftie 17th July 2014, 13:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Landy_Ed
That's quite a bit cheaper than amazon. Shame so many cloud companies place a filesize limit though - 1080p home videos are quite bulky and it's a right pain to split them up to get them to upload.

<edit>Oh wait, is that £1.99 per month or per annum?

Per month.

Shame it's not gone back up to the original 25gb.
Gareth Halfacree 17th July 2014, 13:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Landy_Ed
<edit>Oh wait, is that £1.99 per month or per annum?
Per month - apologies for not making that clear.
RedFlames 17th July 2014, 14:07 Quote
Well i'm now on 1.02 TB as are both the 'rents as they've been added as additional user to the office sub... it's a shame upload/download speed can be a bit... erratic... [that an limited *nix support last I checked]
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Office 365, Microsoft's browser-based and cloud-powered productivity suite.

Also Office 365 is cloud-focused... but is not [totally] web/browser-based... there are web apps sure, but i have access to the desktop office suite that everyone knows and swears by/at...
mi1ez 17th July 2014, 22:36 Quote
Our company have had both our Exchange mailbox and OneDrive limits grow on 365 constantly since we migrated.

Shame the OneDrive for Business app sucks so badly. At least once a week it seems to go into a frozen state of syncing and only a reboot will sort it out. I seem to get more and more tickets for it.
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