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A while ago, we notified you of an important change to OneDrive. OneDrive is Microsoft’s online storage system- using the cloud, it gives you an easily accessible place to store everything from your important work documents to your beloved family photos. It’s a key storage tool for businesses using other Microsoft systems, such as Office 365 and Sharepoint. In November, Microsoft announced some disappointing cuts to the storage of OneDrive, which you can read at length here. The most disheartening OneDrive changes were perhaps the removal of unlimited storage, and the downgrade of free storage from 15GB to 5GB.
Microsoft seem to have heard our cries of dismay, however, and they’re offering us a compromise- if you’re currently a member of OneDrive on the free subscription, you can opt to keep your 15GB storage and your 15GB camera roll bonus by clicking here. Whilst this is good news for those on the default programme, unfortunately those who joined OneDrive for the unlimited storage are still to be disappointed. One reason cited for the change was that some users were ‘abusing’ their stories, hosting entire film libraries and such in their OneDrive. Another reason could be because Microsoft want OneDrive to take a backseat to Office 365– the storage should be seen as a nice addition to the office programme, and not just a stand-alone storage system like DropBox. Unfortunately, this doesn’t make the OneDrive changes any more pleasant.
Make sure you opt out of the reduction before the 31st of January, as this is a limited time offer. Alternatively, take a look at the other cloud storage solutions we offer, including Box, Egnyte, and Dropbox– all offering unlimited storage subscriptions. If you’re concerned about your OneDrive reduction, we outlined the terms of the drop in storage here.