Microsoft Office 365 Announced That Users Will Get Unlimited OneDrive Storage
Microsoft just announced that all Office 365 subscribers will now get unlimited OneDrive cloud storage at no additional cost. Like, as much storage as you need. You’ll never run out.
Redmond today started rolling out the unlimited storage limit to Office 365 Home, Personal, and University customers. The rollout will continue over the coming months; if you’re eager to get more storage head over to the OneDrive website, where you can sign up for a spot at the front of the line.
Microsoft said this is a perfect opportunity to start taking advantage of the auto upload feature for your camera roll on your phone, so that all your snaps will be backed up in the cloud.
In a blog post Monday, Chris Jones, corporate vice president of OneDrive and SharePoint, said unlimited storage is just one part of Microsoft’s broader promiser to deliver “a single experience across work and life that helps people store, sync, share, and collaborate on all the files that are important to them, all while meeting the security and compliance needs of even the most stringent organizations.”
“We believe the true value of cloud storage is only realized when it is tightly integrated with the tools people use to communicate, create, and collaborate, both personally and professionally,” he wrote.
OneDrive for Business customers will switch to unlimited storage in 2015.
Office 365 Home will set you back $9.99 per month or $99.99 for one year, and works on up to five devices. Personal is $6.99 per month/$69.99 per year on one account, while Office 365 University is $79.99 for four years.
The news comes about a month after Google announced unlimited storage for education users (with a 5TB per-file size limit). Non-education users get 15GB of free storage via Google Drive, the previous limit for Microsoft OneDrive users.