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Unlimited OneDrive Storage for Office 365 Subscribers

Your Office 365 subscription just got way better.
Microsoft announced today that all Office 365 customers (Home/Personal/University) will be receiving unlimited OneDrive storage as part of their Office 365 subscription. OneDrive for Business users will also be beneficiaries of this announcement as unlimited OneDrive for Business storage will be rolling out beginning with First Release customers in 2015.

That’s a lot of clouds.

You might remember that Microsoft upped the ante on the cloud storage game by bumping Office 365 subscribers from 20GB to 1TB in July of this year and OneDrive for Business subscribers to 1TB this past April. As a result, Google and Dropbox scrambled in response by dropping their prices to try to compete in the new cloud storage price wars.
Dropbox, the previously undisputed king of cloud storage, now has a decent gap to close as its main competitors also provide productivity applications that are fully integrated with their storage solutions. While Google Apps are strictly web-based or on mobile devices, Microsoft provides browser versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote as well as license(s) for the full-fledged desktop Office suite on PCs/Macs and apps on mobile devices such as iPads, Windows tablets, and smartphones.
Let’s take a look at where we stand today with Microsoft’s new announcement:
Poll Results for What industry are you in?
Start Time: April 3, 2018 12:13:22 PM MDT

Total Responses: 222 of 428 (52%)

Results Summary
AnswerTotal NumberTotal %
Energy and Utilities140.06
Financial Services and Insurance470.21
Healthcare and Life Sciences600.27

I’m excited to see how Google and Dropbox respond to this new announcement. Competition breeds innovation and the competition for cloud storage is heating up quick.

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