It's built on a different technology (Sharepoint) and it's not very good!
It's forever losing sync for files, and also space-hogging (as well as the local copy of the file itself, its working folder seems to hold each file again).
Plus there are all sorts of arbitrary restrictions; for instance certain characters allowed elsewhere aren't allowed in Sharepoint filenames, and a person's Onedrive for Business can only hold 20,000 files at present.
Also it disables features in Office, so for instance if you accidentally close a file without remembering to save, Excel 2013 will normally keep a copy for you so you can get it back... but if the file was stored on a OneDrive, you've lost your changes.
So unless they change the technology fundamentally (and it's possible they might), I wouldn't recommend it.
Edit: Also, it messes up 'Last modified' dates on both the local and server copies. Sometimes I save a file and the last modified date doesn't change. Other times when it has a sync failure and you try to repair it, all the last modified dates change to the time and date when it tried to repair.
And it relies on an Access Database which can get corrupted (which means you can't even access local versions of files on your local disk), but apparently it doesn't have the wit to run a Repair and Compact itself every so often (which I seem to remember was recommended from years ago when I used Access databases more often).
With 30GB you could get a fair amount of your music online for streaming on all your MS devices, now the space is down to 5GB I imagine it will affect a lot of people who use this feature (which has been very popular from what I have read)
I can see this backfiring on MS, now they are going to tell people to take out a subscription to continue using this feature (If you want more than 5GB of your music available to stream on all devices)
External drives are fine if all you want is to do backups
For sharing data they are not as easy
Put files in the cloud and you can access them on any other device you have
Read more: http://news.softpedia.com/news/micro...ampaign=bufferRedmond will reduce the free cloud storage offered to users
Microsoft recently announced that, starting early 2016, new and current OneDrive users would receive only 5 GB of storage in their online accounts, while the unlimited storage plans would no longer be available, no matter if we’re talking about paying customers or free.
The reason for this decision, at least according to Microsoft, is that many people actually use their online storage to upload movies, videos, and DVR recordings that obviously eat up too much space. So basically, Microsoft found out the hard way that if you give customers unlimited storage space, they actually use.
But according to IDC analyst Liz Conner, the Redmond-based tech giant never expected OneDrive to become an all-you-can-eat buffet, and the company actually hoped that people would use its service for storing backups, documents, and images that don’t take up too much space.
“My guess is that Microsoft intended OneDrive to be more a cache for documents and productivity, never intending it to be a replacement for an external storage device to back up one’s entire computer, music, movie collection, etc,” Conner was quoted as saying