(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Microsoft is raising the bar on cloud storage by offering its OneDrive users more free storage space.
The tech giant announced on Monday that it has more than doubled the amount of free storage space that comes with OneDrive, giving users 15GB instead of only 7GB.
“Our data tells us that 3 out of 4 people have less than 15GB of files stored on their PC,” wrote Omar Shahine, OneDrive Group Program Manager, via blog post. “Factoring in what they may also have stored on other devices, we believe providing 15GB for free right out of the gate — with no hoops to jump through — will make it much easier for people to have their documents, videos, and photos available in one place.”
Additionally, all versions of Office 365 will receive 1TB of cloud storage, as opposed to the 20GB previously offered.
Microsoft also lowered the monthly prices of its storage plans. Now 100GB will only cost you $1.99 a month, down from $7.49, and 200GB will be $3.99, previously $11.49.
Current subscribers of OneDrive will be automatically moved to the new plans when the updates release next month.