Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Microsoft Kills Unlimited OneDrive Storage, Downgrades Paid and Free Options - Digits - WSJ

It'll be interesting to see how Amazon and Google respond to these changes

"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.

“Since we started to roll out unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 consumer subscribers, a small number of users backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings. In some instances, this exceeded 75 TB per user or 14,000 times the average,” read the blog post, attributed to the OneDrive Team. “Instead of focusing on extreme backup scenarios, we want to remain focused on delivering high-value productivity and collaboration experiences that benefit the majority of OneDrive users.”"
Microsoft Kills Unlimited OneDrive Storage, Downgrades Paid and Free Options - Digits - WSJ
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