unlimited onedrive storage

Microsoft has decided to end the unlimited OneDrive storage option for Office 365 users. And how big a deal it is to you depends, to some extent, on how much of the cloud storage service you use.

According to Microsoft, the reason for scrapping the unlimited model is, “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.”

The change simply reduces the amount of space available on OneDrive for Microsoft customers moving forward. Customers who’s data exceeds Microsoft’s new storage limit will be notified to make the necessary arrangements to transfer that data to another location or purchase additional space on OneDrive.

Its likely to be a blow to some, but for many the space remaining is considerable.

The changes are as follows:

  • Office 365 Home, Personal, or University

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Source: Small Business Trends