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Your OneDrive just got bigger

  1. #1


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    64-bit Windows 10

    Your OneDrive just got bigger


    We recently announced that wed be giving you more OneDrive space for everything in your life and work. We have started rolling out the increased storage today, and you should see the additional space reflected in your account soon.

    New and existing personal OneDrive accounts will come with:



    Also, people who use OneDrive for Business now have a 1 TB quota (up from 25 GB).

    To provide all this extra storage, we added another 10 petabytes of capacity to OneDrive. Thanks Azure!

    If you already have OneDrive at home or at work, then you are all set. The changes have automatically been applied to your account. Otherwise, its easy to sign up for a free account at onedrive.com.

    -
    Omar Shahine
    Group Program Manager, OneDrive.com
    Source...




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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Rolled out already, verified mine and I have more than 1TB of storage as I have Office 365
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  3. #3


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Still only showing 7 gigs for me. I'm not running office 365.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 959
    Windows 8.1, 10


    When I look at mine, it still says 7GB in the part of the screen that shows the breakdown
    (*Free 7 GB
    *Referral bonus (0% achieved) 0 GB
    * etc.)

    But the numbers don't add up to the total at the top of the screen, which does include the extra 8GB. Strange.
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  5. #5


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Mine must have just updated? It's showing 15 GB now with a "Your One drive just got a lot bigger" message.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    MS has been busy today. When I checked earlier today I still had 7 GB's. Now I have 15 GB's.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I have 170 gigs and apparently I forgot I bought 20 gigs last summer that is up now for a monthly renewal of $0.78. Huh.

    Disregarding that, the most impressive thing about Microsoft that has yet to die is their ability to make you buy their products or at least make it such a way that you're doing yourself a disservice by not using one of their products/services. I was looking at the OneDrive subscription plans and the Office 365 bundle was shown for 10 dollars a month with 1 whopping TERABYTE, of cloud storage PER USER. Five freaking terabytes of storage! If their measurement of gigs is a gigabyte, per gig that costs about $0.00214838709677419354838709677419. If gigabit, $0.001998. Not even a penny per gig! That's not even counting FIVE seats of Office for a Windows (or mac) PC meaning desktop or laptop; AND from what I gather FIVE Windows tablets (or ipads but that's silly)! They're literally throwing SO much at you in that bundle for $99 a year I'm literally considering calling up some friends if they want to chip in for this! ('o') So much storage!! But it is cloud....

    So if we were to look at this as a local, perpetual type setup, it's significant. If one were to buy five single 1 TB hard drive, it would be $135 per drive, $625 altogether (not considering NAS). Then there's Office, five seats of Pro Plus 2013 comes out to a decent sum of $2,500. The Windows tablets, I'm going to assume this means EVERY Windows tablet running Office as Win32 and not WinRT since that's not yet out; that's another $2,500 so a solid $5,000 for 10 seats of Office. With the storage and Office, $5,625.

    In comparison, Office 365 and OneDrive together yearly is $99.99. This means it would LITERALLY, if the math is correct, 56 years to match up to the perpetual license and hard drives. That doesn't consider the cost of replacing those five hard drives every 10ish years or so, and the fact that Office 2013 Pro Plus wouldn't even be supported or used 10-15 years from now. But if one did at current prices...

    In five decades, considering a new version of Office and hard drives every 10 years: $28,125. And let's not even talk about the 60 Skype minutes every month...

    For some reason I feel like I did the math wrong but I didn't, that's insane. I do believe I just talked myself into this...

    I really wish they didn't remove the annual OneDrive subscription. I'd much rather pay a lump sum once a year versus be hit every month. Why they chose this monthly route? Obviously to make money off the subscriptions, to obviously deter the fact they might be giving Windows 9 free to about 60% of their user base and/or at least make Windows free for use on baby tablets.

    Clever them.
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  8. #8


    Great news, I can now save a lot more of my many images online. Oh hang on, is this for a 'paid service' as I dont pay for one drive?
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  9. #9


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Great news, I can now save a lot more of my many images online. Oh hang on, is this for a 'paid service' as I dont pay for one drive?
    You get so much free, from Microsoft with no charge. They just increased the free amount. You can also, if you want, buy extra storage space.
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  10. #10


    Thanks Alpha, just checked and I have 14.2gb left
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