When this was announced a year or so ago, I'm pretty sure it was to make 365 subscriptions much more attractive. What Microsoft obviously didn't expect was just how attractive those subscriptions would become.10/27/14 Ed Bott of ZDNet:
In the latest salvo in the cloud storage price wars, Microsoft has uncapped OneDrive storage space for Office 365 subscribers. The unlimited storage option tosses the ball back into Google's court and puts even more pressure on independent cloud storage services like Dropbox and Box.
Suddenly, unlimited OneDrive storage made the $69.00 per year for personal (one computer) and $99.00 per year for Home subscriptions (five computers & 5 tablets) much more attractive. Quite frankly, I don't consider those "greedy" users who merely took Microsoft at its word greedy at all. Why would anyone ever think they'd max out Microsoft's servers when Microsoft said . . .Microsoft blames a few greedy storage users for the change in heart. "A small number of users," they wrote, "backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings. In some instances, this exceeded 75 TB per user or 14,000 times the average."
That shouldn't be surprising. If you advertise "unlimited" cloud storage, perhaps you should expect that some people will take you at your word and move large collections to the storage space you so generously offered? Did no one consider the possibility that some customers with large digital media collections would find this offer insanely attractive?
FWIW, a subscription to Microsoft Office 365 2012 Home ($99.00) can be installed on five computers (PC or Mac) and 5 tablets. You get 1 TB each for up to five users. So, in essence, you get 5 TB of OneDrive storage per household.
What I don't understand is why Microsoft has changed storage limits/pricing for OneDrive that comes built into Windows 10. That, to me, is just nutso. Uh oh, there I go putting down Microsoft! Unless, of course, MS wants those using the free storage to subscribe to Office 365 2016.
Since I have O365 ProPlus (Business), I was interested in this one:
I had about 15gb of my favorite songs on One Drive to play on Groove Music app, once I found out it kind of sucked, moved the tunes to Google Drive and now play them in the Google Music Play app, ton's better in every way.
I still have a few documents and desktop backgrounds on my One Drive, so I am ok in regards to them cutting back the available free storage space.