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OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365

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    OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365


    Today, storage limits just became a thing of the past with Office 365. Moving forward, all Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional cost. We’ve started rolling this out today to Office 365 Home, Personal, and University customers. The roll out will continue over the coming months, so if you want to be one of the very first to get more storage, go here to put yourself at the front of the line. In the meantime, you can take advantage of the massive capacity you have today by activating the auto upload feature for your camera roll on your phone.



    Unlimited OneDrive storage and Office from $6.99/month

    For OneDrive for Business customers, unlimited storage will be listed on the Office 365 roadmap in the coming days and we will begin updating the First Release customers in 2015, aligned with our promise to provide ample notification for significant service changes. In the meantime, get started using your 1 TB of storage today by backing up all those work files kicking around on your PC – with the knowledge that even more storage is on its way!

    While unlimited storage is another important milestone for OneDrive we believe the true value of cloud storage is only realized when it is tightly integrated with the tools people use to communicate, create, and collaborate, both personally and professionally. That is why unlimited storage is just one small part of our broader promise to deliver a single experience across work and life that helps people store, sync, share, and collaborate on all the files that are important to them, all while meeting the security and compliance needs of even the most stringent organizations.

    We’re thrilled to continue our quest of making OneDrive the world’s cloud storage leader – and, always a key part of the best productivity service with Office 365. We’re all in! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements over the coming months.

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    Chris Jones, corporate vice president, OneDrive & SharePoint
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    Even if you didn't want to use a single Office application, this is a steal!!
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    Gesh, I can't even find enough stuff to fill up half of the 1TB I already have, and now I get unlimited; That's cool, but I doubt I'll even come close to filling half a TB.

    And as my economics professor would remind us... TANSTAAFL, which translates to There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. With that, I'm wondering what the catch is
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    No catch involved. It is a marketing move to enhance the perceived value of Office365.

    Do you actually think there will be very many that would fill the 1Tb that we get now?
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    Yeah I can understand the marketing side of things... give free unlimited cloud storage with a paid subscription of Office 365. The minimum of which is 6.99 a month.

    Here's the catch though, sort of like a pusher giving away free drugs only to get you hooked where you now have to pay to play. In this case, if one puts a large amount of data in the cloud, they then become hooked on it, and thus those subscription fees just keep coming.

    It's the getting people hooked that's the catch. It's a lot harder to drop a service when your life depends on it, then it is when it doesn't. Yeah I know the you and I's, but everyone isn't you and I.

    Still, this is a good deal for those who use Office 365 on a daily basis and need cloud storage. BTW I bought a four year Student subscription of 365 which doesn't expire till 2017. With that I use OneDrive as a way keep my school work sync'd between my PC's, but I don't even think I've got more than 500meg stored there.
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    While the minimum might be $6.99/month if you get a month-to-month subscription, the yearly Office365 Personal for one user/computer sells for about $45/year if you shop around.

    IOW, a basic steal!
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    Well my 4 year Academic Edition which includes Word, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook it cost me 72 bucks, which equates to 18 bucks a year and well worth it for me. This also allows it to be installed on 2 PC's and a smartphone.

    Anyway the unlimited cloud storage does sound like a great deal as you never have to worry about space.

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