Microsoft just raised the bar in cloud storage war to the next level. Certainly they have upped the ante in the recent months by increasing the 2 GB file size limit to 10 GB. But here comes the real deal , if you’re an office 365 subscriber , things got real nice because now storage limitations are a thing of the past.
From today onwards Office 365 Home, Personal and University plan subscribers get hands on unlimited OneDrive storage. So now you can store just about anything with no size limitations on the cloud for free or we could say that its free as if you ignore the subscription you paid or are continuing to do so each month. The roll out to the consumer level subscriptions starts today but you’d have to take actions if you’re serious.
Unlimited storage will eventually make its way to your OneDrive account but you’d have to register at the special OneDrive storage page. Microsoft says that the rollout will take place over the course of the next few months, so get yourself at the front of the queue when it matters. Business customers shall also get the same unlimited storage option for OneDrive in coming days.
A senior official at Microsoft believes that while unlimited storage is an important milestone for OneDrive yet the true value of cloud storage can only be understood when it is integrated with the tools people use to communicate, create, and collaborate, both personally and professionally. So this is just a small part of Microsoft’s greater vision to deliver a homogeneous experience across work and life that helps people store, sync, share, and collaborate on all the files that are important to them while meeting the security and compliance needs of even the most stringent organizations.