Microsoft has announced that their Office 365 for consumers which they released nearly a year and a half ago will get an upgrade storage wise. Customers have told Microsoft, that one of their favorite benefits of the subscription service is the additional OneDrive storage – for accessing and sharing files on their favorite devices and getting things done from home, school, work and everywhere in between. These are precisely the reasons we included additional OneDrive storage with every Office 365 consumer subscription–and we’re happy that people are realizing the value.
With this in mind, today Microsoft has announced the following:
- OneDrive will come with 15 GB for free (up from 7 GB) – Our data tells us that 3 out of 4 people have less than 15 GB of files stored on their PC. Factoring in what they may also have stored on other devices, we believe providing 15 GB for free right out of the gate – with no hoops to jump through – will make it much easier for people to have their documents, videos, and photos available in one place.
- All versions of Office 365 will come with 1 TB of OneDrive storage – Soon you will get 1 TB of OneDrive with your subscription to Office 365. This means you will get the power of the world’s most popular productivity suite, Office, along with apps for your laptop, smartphone, and tablet, plus an enormous amount of storage, for an unbelievably low price.
Today, a BIG change to that benefit for consumers, to the tune of 1 TB per user. That’s right Microsoft is increasing the OneDrive storage allotment included with Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, and Office 365 University from 20 GB to 1 TB. That’s a whopping 50 times, or 5,000 percent increase in storage. As in April, all Office 365 business customers will also get 1 TB of OneDrive for Business storage per user as part of their Office 365 subscription, which will begin to roll out in July.
What’s a terabyte? Here’s some perspective:
- 1 TB is equivalent to approximately 50,000 trees made into paper and printed
- 1 TB can store about 1,000 copies of the full edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica
- 1 TB can hold around 2,000 hours of audio recorded at CD quality
- 1 TB can remember roughly 8,000 times more data than the average human
While other cloud storage providers charge more than $100 a year for the same amount of online storage, we’re bringing in a full productivity suite too–with Office 365–starting at just $6.99 per month