Early November, Microsoft announced new plans for OneDrive users. The company had removed unlimited storage plans for Personal, Office 365 Home, and University subscribers. The decision was made to stop users from misusing free storage. A few users were found storing entire movie files that exceeded 75TB per user.
But why should everyone suffer due to a handful of people? This decision was not well-received by Microsoft OneDrive users. Disappointed with the announcement, a OneDrive customer created a post online titled “Give us back our storage.” The user posted on OneDrive’s forum,
“Recently, a blog post was announced detailing that you would be reducing our free and paid storage. Only 1TB for Office 365 customers, and only 5 GB for free customers. I have been a long-time OneDrive fan, but after this upgrade I can no longer recommend it as my promised storage has been taken away. Some of us actually store a normal amount of stuff in OneDrive. Why makes us pay for those who went over the top?”
Douglas Pearce, Group Program Manager of Microsoft, responded. He said that the company is not overall changing OneDrive plans, but is sharing a new offer with users. He also mentioned that Office 365 Home, Personal and University subscriptions will still get 1TB of storage. And users who have “received additional storage” from the unlimited offer are allowed to keep it for 1 year.
His reply also clarified that Microsoft OneDrive users will be able to keep their 15GB free storage. Users who have 15GB Camera Roll bonus will be able to keep it as well. And free service customers who have content over 5GB will be given “one free year of Office 365 Personal, which includes 1 TB of storage.”
To keep your free storage, click here and click on “Keep your free storage.”