Microsoft cuts OneDrive prices by 70%; 15GB free for everyone, 1TB with Office 365

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  1. xscess

    xscess MDL Senior Member

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    From Neowin:

    Microsoft's OneDrive has become a lot more attractive today as the company has announced that it is lowering the cost for additional storage and increasing the amount of free storage too. Prices are being cut by 70%, making storage ridiculously cheap if you are in the need for cloud storage.

    Excerpts from OneDrive blog:

    (1) OneDrive will come with 15 GB for free (up from 7 GB)

    (2) All versions of Office 365 will come with 1 TB of OneDrive storage

    For Office 365 Home ($9.99/mo) you’ll get 1 TB per person (up to 5 people), and with Office 365 Personal ($6.99/mo) and University ($79.99/4yr) you will get 1 TB per subscription. This is a great follow on to our April announcement that all OneDrive for Business customers will get 1 TB of cloud storage per person too.

    (3) We are dropping storage prices by over 70%

    The new monthly prices will be $1.99 for 100 GB (previously $7.49) and $3.99 for 200 GB (previously $11.49).
     
  2. EFA11

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  3. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    got 200gb when purchased surface pro 2 ... lol never used that sh...
     
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  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix MDL Expert

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    when I used One Drive, it uploaded all my files, then I could no longer access them on my computer I lost all my data, never coming near that crap again.
     
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  5. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    it should only be used for sharing windows, office and server isos. everyone knows that!
     
  6. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Theory #1:
    Probably it was planned. Does anyone remember that Skydrive always came with 15G until W8 was released? They made the limit so they can release it a few months later and make a big hype and look like good guy gregs...

    Theory #2:
    They made the limit because they didn't see how large of a failure W8 will be. They thought they'd run out of server space. Now that they see that W8 has a marginal market share and even they said it was a failure, they're giving the storage space back to the users. There's no point in running empty servers...
     
  7. ljimbo

    ljimbo MDL Novice

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    i just checked my OneDrive.. i only have 7Gig of space to use.. tho i am only using 400Meg :p...
     
  8. vnoctober

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    Hi, everyone. How to join Bing Rewards when I live in place does not support???:confused:
     
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  9. Jazz

    Jazz MDL Senior Member

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    Move to Another country :offtopic:
     
  10. Oz

    Oz MDL Expert

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    #11 Oz, Jun 24, 2014
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    :tea:
    It actually says that in the fine print; cool. :tea:
     
  11. TONSCHUH

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    I wonder when we will get the additional storage.

    I've 50GB (Office-365-Home etc.) atm, which is already more then enough.

    :)
     
  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Still on 7GB for me! Anyway, I didn't use OneDrive at all!
     
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  13. Jazz

    Jazz MDL Senior Member

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    15GB Arrive Next month :D
    but for me more better Mega :giggle:
     
  14. PaulDesmond

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    lol ... Mega has a basic volume of 50GB which is quite nice ... but sharing is very uncomfortable since some weeks :haha:
     
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  15. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe Kim Dotcom lose his time while searching for the rubberbears, no time for Mega left?!
     
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  16. Jazz

    Jazz MDL Senior Member

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    #17 Jazz, Jun 24, 2014
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  17. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    Bulls**t posts nobody needs.

    And no, it was 25GB.
     
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  18. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Dear nobody, please get your off topic trolling out of here. I wonder what's up with these "MDL Experts" most of them being a complete ***hole...

    Keep your fanboyism to yourself.
     
  19. Reznov

    Reznov MDL Novice

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    Actually it was 25GB free even before the coming of Windows 8, but they lowered the storage space to 7GB for the less active accounts.
    I was chancy to be using it when they made this decision and still having my 25GB free plan, for the time being I'm having 48GB in total (25GB Free plan + 20GB for 1 year bonus + 3GB for using it in a mobile device).
    But who uses that anyway.
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