Here’s some good news for users of Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service. The Redmond-based company today announced that the service is to come with 15GB of free storage (up from 7GB), Office 365 subscribers are to get 1TB of free storage, and the prices of its other plans will be dropping by over 70%.
The increase in free storage from 7GB to 15GB for all users is especially notable when you consider that OneDrive’s biggest competitor – GoogleDrive, also comes with 15GB of free storage. With regards to the offer for Office 365 subscribers, Office 365 Home customers will get 1TB per person (up to 5 people), while Office 365 Personal and University customers will get 1TB per subscription.
If you want to be able to access more than 15GB, but you don’t want an Office 365 subscription, Microsoft’s paid options will be changing as follows: 100GB will cost $1.99 per month (previously $7.49), and 200GB will cost $3.99 per month (previously $11.49).
Microsoft says that all of the changes will start next month, and that current subscribers will be automatically switched over to the new pricing structures.
If you don’t already use OneDrive, will these changes tempt you to give it a try? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below, via your favourite social network, or over on our forums.