Windows 10: MS Downgrades free Onedrive storage, ends unlimited for Office 365 Office

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       05 Nov 2015 #100

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    How do most people get images from their phone cameras to their computers without Onedrive or similar sync system (i.e. cloud storage) - bluetooth, USB link or SSD transfer?

    Just curious.
    I don't use my phone to take pictures. Not enough pixels to be productive. When I take pictures, I use my point and shoot digital camera that uses an SD card and 18 to 20 megapixels? I dunno, but the pics come out with lots and lots more resolution than with a phone.

    However, my daughter asked me to take the pics off her iPhone, so I just connected it to the computer and followed the yellow brick road . . . as simple as that.

    People can live without the cloud and be productive; I know because I have an external HDD with quite a few very important files. Will I leave things that way? Probably not; I'll put them on OneDrive simply because they'll be safe from external forces that may want the evidence I've gathered to become nonexistent.

    I've always lived with the fact that cloud storage companies can be here today, but gone tomorrow. If and when someone decides to look for other cloud storage, they should be very careful which one they choose. If I were to go looking, I'd look at the "name brand" cloud rather than from a free unknown.

    Microsoft has just proven that "you get what you pay for".

    FWIW, as long as I've been testing O365, my account has never been upgraded to Unlimited, so I don't guess I'll miss what I never had in the first place.
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  2.    05 Nov 2015 #101

    DavidY said: View Post
    We have OneDrive for Business at work, and it's totally different to personal OneDrive.

    It's built on a different technology (Sharepoint) and it's not very good!
    Agreed. We just went with Office 365 and the performance of OneDrive for business is awful. I thought it was because our tenancy is out of Australia, and I am in the US, but perhaps there is more to it than that.
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       05 Nov 2015 #102

    pparks1 said: View Post
    Agreed. We just went with Office 365 and the performance of OneDrive for business is awful. I thought it was because our tenancy is out of Australia, and I am in the US, but perhaps there is more to it than that.
    Yeah, it's bad. I had the dickens of a time figuring out how to put my files in it when I finally decided to use it. In fact, information/instructions are very hard to find.
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  4.    05 Nov 2015 #103

    Wynona said: View Post
    FWIW, as long as I've been testing O365, my account has never been upgraded to Unlimited, so I don't guess I'll miss what I never had in the first place.
    From what I read it depends how much you currently use
    When you fill up the initial 1TB then they automatically increased it to more

    I have no where near the 1TB so have not seen anymore offered either
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  5.    05 Nov 2015 #104

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    ONLY for some folks BillyBob........only for some....Not everyone needs it, or wants it. Different stokes, for different folks. :)
    Yeah, its not for everyone, but some are overly paranoid, or don't realize they use the cloud.

    As you stated, there is email. Ever watch Netflix? This forum is a wealth of knowledge in the cloud. I use Microsoft, Apple, Linux and Android, having access to my stuff from multiple devices is great. My sister's house burned down, her external hard drive backups went with it. Her books on kindle and stuff in the cloud was still there.

    My chrome bookmarks sync to the cloud, every box I use (at home, and at work), share my bookmarks and bookmark bar. So, my experience is exactly the same.

    My game saves on xbox one are all in the cloud, so if my hard drive crashes in my console, I don't lose my game save progress.

    I buy all of my music from Amazon MP3. It is all stored locally at home, but it's also in the cloud. I can play my music from my PC, Mac, phone, and tablet from anyplace with internet.

    So, those are just a few of the things I use the cloud for. Works great for me, would feel list without it. And I work in IT, servers are virtualized in the cloud. If you aren't doing it in the cloud, you aren't going to have a job in the upcoming years. Don't ignore, embrace and learn it.
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  6.    05 Nov 2015 #105

    pparks1 said: View Post
    Yeah, its not for everyone, but some are overly paranoid, or don't realize they use the cloud.

    As you stated, there is email. Ever watch Netflix? This forum is a wealth of knowledge in the cloud. I use Microsoft, Apple, Linux and Android, having access to my stuff from multiple devices is great. My sister's house burned down, her external hard drive backups went with it. Her books on kindle and stuff in the cloud was still there.

    My chrome bookmarks sync to the cloud, every box I use (at home, and at work), share my bookmarks and bookmark bar. So, my experience is exactly the same.

    My game saves on xbox one are all in the cloud, so if my hard drive crashes in my console, I don't lose my game save progress.

    I buy all of my music from Amazon MP3. It is all stored locally at home, but it's also in the cloud. I can play my music from my PC, Mac, phone, and tablet from anyplace with internet.

    So, those are just a few of the things I use the cloud for. Works great for me, would feel list without it. And I work in IT, servers are virtualized in the cloud. If you aren't doing it in the cloud, you aren't going to have a job in the upcoming years. Don't ignore, embrace and learn it.
    I am very pleased that you enjoy cloud, and you have many uses for it!! Yes I know about my email accounts, and I also have Netflix too. That's fine as it does not brother me in the least, and their is no extra charge, or any limit for using those apps.
    So that's fine with me. As far as your last statement about having a job....chuckle..... after working at same place for 40 years, I don't want another job thanks. AND I can't ignore cloud, cause its everywhere anyhow. I only embrace it, when I have too. as far as learning cloud, I am doing that now, by learning how to turn it OFF when I have a choice. :)
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  7.    05 Nov 2015 #106

    Nothing is ever truely free


    OldMike65 said: View Post
    ONLY for some folks BillyBob........only for some....Not everyone needs it, or wants it. Different stokes, for different folks. :)
    People said the same thing about e-commerce. How'd that work out? Yeah "some" are still not using it, but a vast majority are.

    Cloud is here to stay as it provides a very convenient way for people to access files and data with any device connected to the internet. People just need to understand the service isn't going to be totally free, especially for huge amounts of storage space.

    That said, some people abused the system and now we have Microsoft's response. One can argue MS never stipulated how much space was "free", but just like in a buffet, you have people who make pigs of themselves and force an action. This is what Microsoft did.

    And yeah, there was a sort of bait em and hook em scheme going by MS as well, and now some will find themselves now having to pay for that excess "free" storage space or find another solution. I say both sides are at fault here as nothing is truly ever free.

    My two cents.
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  8.    05 Nov 2015 #107

    sygnus21 said: View Post
    People said the same thing about e-commerce. How'd that work out? Yeah "some" are still not using it, but a vast majority are.

    Cloud is here to stay as it provides a very convenient way for people to access files and data with any device connected to the internet. People just need to understand the service isn't going to be totally free, especially for huge amounts of storage space.

    That said, some people abused the system and now we have Microsoft's response. One can argue MS never stipulated how much space was "free", but just like in a buffet, you have people who make pigs of themselves and force an action. This is what Microsoft did.

    And yeah, there was a sort of bait em and hook em scheme going by MS as well as some will find themselves now having to pay for the extra storage finding another solution. I say both sides are at fault here as nothing is truly ever free.

    My two cents.
    Cool, and I agree cloud is here to stay. Don't know what MS prices are, but Amazon offers unlimited storage for 59.95 a year. So I don't know if that's a good deal or not, as I don't NEED it myself. :)
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       05 Nov 2015 #108

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Cool, and I agree cloud is here to stay. Don't know what MS prices are, but Amazon offers unlimited storage for 59.95 a year. So I don't know if that's a good deal or not, as I don't NEED it myself. :)
    Same here, Mike. I'm perfectly happy with the 1 TB that comes with my Office 365 subscription. I won't be able to fill that up, much less go over my quota. :)

    I guess we're part of the solution, eh? :)
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  •    05 Nov 2015 #109

    Yeah, my comments about jobs and needing to embrace the cloud was really for IT type people. Some of us, are still sticking our head in the sand and pretending that the cloud isn't going to continue to take off and are sitting back resting on the skill sets that we already have. But today, embracing the cloud, and scripting build processes, and using services like Amazon Web Services is the way this is all going.
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