MS Downgrades free Onedrive storage, ends unlimited for Office 365 Office

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  1. Kari's Avatar
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       #60

    OK, MS will decrease the free 15 GB to 5 GB but on the other side, those users affected with this will not only get a full year to adapt but they also get a free Office 365 for a year, worth $60, which includes 1 TB of OneDrive in addition to a full Office 2016 suite of programs:

    If Im affected by these changes, what will Microsoft do for me?

    Free users who are over 5 GB of storage and thus affected by this change can claim a free 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal.
    From OneDrive Changes FAQ | OneDrive Blog

    I say that more than compensates the loss of free storage space.
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  2. BunnyJ's Avatar
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       #61

    altae said:
    Sorry but I can only say this: Idiots! I'm off looking for another cloud provider. MS can keep their lousy 5 GB.
    I use MegaCloud and I have 500Gb for free. Free Cloud - 500GB Storage - Crypted, Free Secure - MegaCloud.io
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  3. Posts : 480
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       #62

    Kevzombie said:
    The problem for me is how can you charge 50% more than your competitors ? I don't need office sub, I need a place to store important files as back-ups. Why would I stay with Microsoft $23.88 plan when I can use Icloud for $11.88 for the same 50gb ? Plus the price Microsoft wants for 50gb is the same price for a 100gb on google drive. You either are paying 50% more for the same service as Icloud offers or the same price for 100gb on Google Drive! None of it makes any sense even the tiers for pricing, this is a ploy to get people to sub for office that they don't necessarily even wan't / need!
    I'll let you in on a little secret, you're not paying 50% more, and you realise that we're talking $1 PER MONTH difference right
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  4. Posts : 480
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       #63

    Kari said:
    OK, MS will decrease the free 15 GB to 5 GB but on the other side, those users affected with this will not only get a full year to adapt but they also get a free Office 365 for a year, worth $60, which includes 1 TB of OneDrive in addition to a full Office 2016 suite of programs:


    From OneDrive Changes FAQ | OneDrive Blog

    I say that more than compensates the loss of free storage space.
    Come on stop talking sense.
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  5. Kevzombie's Avatar
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       #64

    BillyBob said:
    I'll let you in on a little secret, you're not paying 50% more, and you realise that we're talking $1 PER MONTH difference right
    How are you not paying 50% more ?

    For 50GB on OneDrive it's $1.99 X 12 (months) = $23.88

    For 50GB on Icloud it's $0.99 X 12 (months) = $11.88

    So $23.88 x .5 ( .5 = 50%) = $11.94 ( which is more than 50% )

    Currently OneDrive is $1.99 for 100GB ( 100x.50 = 50 F.Y.I )! So essentially they're taking 50% of your storage away and charging the same price that Google will be (when they go through with it) which is $1.99(not including the 15gb they haven't gotten rid of, or the unlimited HQ photos upload). So why would I pay Microsoft an extra dollar a month just because they me want to(when there is cheaper after their tier change)? If I switch to Icloud over five years I save $59.70 for the same amount of space! If I switch to Google Drive I get 50 GB more a month for the same price as OneDrive! I don't wanna pay another $12 a year, when I can spend 20 seconds and migrate to another service with MultCloud (which will either give me more space or save me money)!
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  6. pparks1's Avatar
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       #65

    My preference is, and always has been, Dropbox. More features, throttling, Lan transfers and cross platform clients. I only use a free account, but with referals and such, I am up to around 6gb free.

    I supplement with OneDrive for my bigger stuff as I was getting around 25gb free. I am just under 5gb used on OneDrive.

    Dropbox pro is $100 per year for 1Tb. So, MS is still very competitve, even if others do it cheaper. At $100 a year for DropBox pro, I could not only get 1tb from MS, but can also get Office. Thats very compelling, unless you absolutely dont't need Office.
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  7. Kari's Avatar
    Posts : 17,434
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       #66

    pparks1 said:
    At $100 a year for DropBox pro, I could not only get 1tb from MS, but can also get Office. Thats very compelling, unless you absolutely dont't need Office.
    Office 365 Home costs $80 a year. With that you get 5 licenses of full Office 2016 suite, plus one TB OneDrive for each license, a total of 5 TB of OneDrive.

    Buy Office 365 Home

    In terms of storage space compared to DropBox Pro, you would get five times the storage with 20% less money, in addition to 5 Office licenses.
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  8. Borg 386's Avatar
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       #67

    Microsoft reneges on 'unlimited' OneDrive storage promise for Office


    Microsoft reneges on 'unlimited' OneDrive storage promise for Office 365 subscribers.

    A little over a year ago, Microsoft announced with great fanfare that all Office 365 subscribers would get 'unlimited' OneDrive storage. Tonight, months after an executive shakeup, the company says it has no intention of keeping those promises.
    Scrooge McDuck is now in charge of Microsoft's consumer cloud division.

    That's not literally true, of course, but a surprise announcement tonight from the division responsible for the consumer OneDrive service could easily have been written by Mr. McDuck. The new rules roll back a signature feature of the OneDrive service and renege on an extravagant promise that the company made just over a year ago.
    Microsoft reneges on 'unlimited' OneDrive storage promise for Office 365 subscribers | ZDNet
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  9. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #68

    But @Kari, that's only for one year, what do they do after that, when they can't afford it? I'll just use my 5GB for when I want to share or post something, but backups can stay on an ext. HDD for permanent things, and everything else a system image. One can also use file history.

    Those people who abused with their videos where probably video/media sharing pirates anyhow.
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #69

    Just checked my Mail app. Look what I received today. Are they really so perverse?

    MS Downgrades free Onedrive storage, ends unlimited for Office 365-image-001.png
    I'm not kidding, I did receive this today...
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