What a difference a year makes – Microsoft cuts ‘unlimited’ OneDrive

What a difference a year makes – Microsoft cuts ‘unlimited’ OneDrive

In a terse announcement, Microsoft just now announced its plans to limit its formerly unlimited OneDrive storage. The new policy ends a signature feature of the OneDrive service - reversing a generous promise, apparently abused by a few greedy storage users. The OneDrive Team announced:

OneDrive storage plans change in pursuit of productivity and collaboration

By The OneDrive Team - November 2, 2015

Here are the salient changes:

  • We’re no longer planning to offer unlimited storage to Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers. Starting now, those subscriptions will include 1 TB of OneDrive storage.
  • 100 GB and 200 GB paid plans are going away as an option for new users and will be replaced with a 50 GB plan for $1.99 per month in early 2016.
  • Free OneDrive storage will decrease from 15 GB to 5 GB for all users, current and new. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued. These changes will start rolling out in early 2016.”

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