Microsoft announces unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 customers
Today Microsoft stepped up the cloud storage space for Office 365 customers to “whatever you need” – no limit. See the OneDrive blog announcement: OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers.
The prior storage size was 1 TB – quite sizable. Yahoo also offers 1 TB of storage to its Flickr users. The rest of the competition will have some catching up to do.
What is interesting is that Microsoft in the announcement article says “In the meantime, get started using your 1 TB of storage today by backing up all those work files kicking around on your PC – with the knowledge that even more storage is on its way!” With unlimited storage, OneDrive becomes the “go to” backup option.
The OneDrive organization is the same as on the Windows PCs, files and folders with subfolders. Links to files and folders remain usable when files and folders are moved about in storage re-organization. This makes OneDrive exceptionally versatile and usable. The organizational structure of Flickr and Google Photos is “flat”, everything in one heap. That becomes very limiting for large number of image files.
It will be interesting to watch the developments of the “clouds”. Should be even more fun than watching the real sky on a summer day.
© 2014 Ludwig Keck