There has been more changes with Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service with the vendor bringing back the Unlimited storage option for selected business users. This marks the third time the company has tinkered with OneDrive plans in the past two months.
In early November, Microsoft slashed the free storage limit for OneDrive customers and removed the unlimited storage plan which was available for Office 365 Home, Personal and University subscribers. After much furore from users, last week, Microsoft reinstated the 15GB free storage allowance for existing OneDrive customers.
This time around, Microsoft has brought back the unlimited OneDrive storage option, albeit for a different user group. Office 365 customers on selected premium Enterprise, Government and Education plans in organisations with more than five people will receive OneDrive for Business unlimited storage. Here are the specific plans that has OneDrive unlimited storage:
- Office 365 Enterprise E3, E4 and E5
- Office 365 Government E3, E4 and E5
- Office 365 Education
- OneDrive for Business Plan 2 and SharePoint Online Plan 2
According to Microsoft:
We will begin rolling out increased storage to these customers by the end of this month, starting with an automatic increase from 1 TB to 5 TB per user. We expect this rollout to complete by the end of March 2016. After this point, customers who want additional storage can request it as needed by contacting Microsoft support.
Customers on all other Office 365 Enterprise, Business and standalone plans that include OneDrive for Business will continue to receive 1 TB of storage per user.
[Via Microsoft Office Blogs]