After a rash decision to cut OneDrive storage from 15GB up to 5 GB for consumer accounts in the last month, Microsoft admitted mistakes its decision following reaction from its users.
Existing users will be able to maintain their free storage at OneDrive, which can reach up to just 30GB. Through policy choices, OneDrive customers can visit the link to save them 15 GB of free space, along with a bonus 15GB to automatically add the Camera Roll from the smartphone.
Unfortunately, if you do not visit the link to return to your store, your account will be reduced to 5 GB limit that is in effect for all new and existing users. If you have more than 5 GB of content stored in your account OneDrive, Microsoft will allow you to access files over the next 12 months for free. In addition, you can also sign up for a one year subscription to Office 365 Personal, which includes a 1 TB storage OneDrive.
OneDrive Unlimited storage will no longer be an option for Office 365 consumer accounts, including the Office 365 Home, personal and academic publications. “From that point on, these subscriptions will include 1 TB storage OneDrive,” Microsoft said in a statement.
However, unlike the free OneDrive amnesty program, if you use more than 1 TB of storage OneDrive on your current subscription to Office 365, you can save and open the downloaded files, photos, and content for the next 12 months.
Because of these changes, Microsoft provides a prorated refund as an option for users who find that new conditions do not meet their needs.
Other changes include the removal of OneDrive 100GB 200GB and paid plans. In early 2016, Microsoft will replace these plans with the lowest plan 50GB for $ 1.99 (£ 1 AU $ 3) per month.
OneDrive and Office 365 for business
Microsoft has not addressed how he would handle an unlimited storage OneDrive Business Office 365 for business and corporate customers.
According to Office 365, the road map Microsoft, the business customers’ receive unlimited OneDrive storage without any additional cost, “but it’s unclear if Microsoft plans to remove the unlimited or replace it with a lower tier, similar to the consumer OneDrive changes.
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