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Microsoft Capacity of Free One Drive Cloud Storage Boosted to 15 GB

Microsoft is rather aggressive in its policy to woo customers and as part of its cloud offerings, it has made changes to price structure of One Drive cloud storage service. In addition, the free storage capacity of One Drive is boosted from 7 GB to 15 GB with a corresponding price reduction for paid models and for Office 365 users.

The proposed changes will come into effect in July. Important changes worth noting are:

  • Free users will be automatically upgraded to 15 GB from 7 GB currently in place.
  • Office 365 subscribers will see their storage space increased from 20 GB to 1 TB
  • Office 365 personal users will pay about $ 10.8 per month; Office 365 home users will pay $ 13.58 per month and University users are expected to pay $102 for 4 years.
  • Users not requiring Office package will pay only about $ 3.4 per month for 100 GB storage
  • If you are an existing user and provide referrals, you will become eligible for 5 GB space in 500 MB increment for each such referral that converts to a sale.
  • If you use camera back up feature then you will be entitled to 3GB more space.

People are increasingly using the Cloud to store photos, documents and videos as well as music files and the boost in capacity, with no strings attached, should encourage more to make use of Microsoft’s One Drive offering and leave other competitors such as DropBox and Google. 15 GB, in most cases, is more than enough as a lure that should attract users to go in for paid options, according to Angus Logan, Head of Product Management and Marketing at One Drive. It will be interesting to see how many fish this hook lands and what the catches will be for users who dive into the free offering. For the present, it is bonanza time as rival cloud storage services compete to land users.

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