Microsoft's cloud-based Office platform just got a big upgrade: The company announced on Monday that Office 365 subscribers will soon have unlimited storage on OneDrive at no additional cost.
OneDrive works much like Google Drive, allowing you to access content on all of your devices, plus share it and collaborate on documents. Office 365 plans begin at $6.99 per month, which includes Office features and the unlimited storage. A Microsoft spokeswoman told Mashable that there are currently 7 million Office 365 subscribers.
OneDrive for Business customers will have to wait a little longer for their chance to take advantage of unlimited storage, but Microsoft plans to update the Office 360 roadmap soon with more specific release information.
If you want to be one of the very first users to get more storage, you can add yourself to Microsoft's waiting list. The rollout will continue over the coming months, however, so it's unclear how much of an impact the announcement will have immediately. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. The company has been forced to pull its unlimited cloud in the face of extreme bandwidth usages, with some users racking up almost 100 TB worth of data.
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The rollout for Office 365 Home, Personal and University customers begins today and will continue over the coming months. Until then, Business customer can start filling up the 1TB of storage that’s already available on the service. Google Drive, Box, Dropbox and other cloud-storage utilities, though, have limited storage capabilities. In the meantime, users will have access to 1TB of storage as they wait for more space to become available. We strive to remain objective and open minded about technology and label opinion pieces as such. Until they do, we’ll just appreciate how fruitful healthy competition has been for the cloud storage market.
Some users pushed the infinite data clause far past reasonable consideration by taking up "14,000 times the average user".
Bitcasa, one of the few platforms to offer unlimited storage, actually ceased that operation last week, giving Microsoft a big advantage in regards to storage. As a result of the consistently massive surge in server use, the limitless data offer is now off the tables and now capped at 1TB.
Free storage is also down to 5GB, and Microsoft is pulling bonus data options for sign-ups.    "We're no longer planning to offer unlimited storage to Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers.


We can only imagine how much server bandwidth was clogged up by OneDrive files over the last year, and Microsoft can't be happy that so many people are abusing its clause. It turns out that a small number of users are to blame.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. 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 went on to say that the OneDrive changes are required to ensure that the company can continue to deliver a collaborative, connected, and intelligent service and not just a file storage and backup repository. The changes being made also include dropping the free storage from 15GB to 5GB per user.We’re no longer planning to offer unlimited storage to Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers. To learn more visit the FAQ.If you are using more than 5 GB of free storage, you will continue to have access to all files for at least 12 months after these changes go into effect in early 2016. If you’d like to be one of the first to get your hands on unlimited OneDrive storage, head to this page to sign up. Unlimited cloud storage will come at a first come, first serve basis, so you better hurry if you’d like to be one of the frontrunners! And if you’re already a OneDrive subscriber, you should absolutely thing about upgrading your account sometime soon.Is the unlimited storage tempting enough to make you upgrade your account?



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