Microsoft are going to be making changes to their OneDrive storage option plans, with the biggest alteration being the cancellation of their Unlimited cloud storage option for most users.

Microsoft are dropping Unlimited OneDrive storage for Office365 Home, Personal and University uses, giving them instead 1TB of storage to play with. They’re also dropping 100GB and 200GB plans, with a 50GB plan replacing them in 2016. Free storage is going to be falling from 15GB to 5GB, but there will be concessions made to users who are using more than 5GB of online storage – for a while, at least.

You might be asking: Why all the changes? Microsoft says “Since we started to roll out unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 consumer subscribers, a small number of users backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings. In some instances, this exceeded 75 TB per user or 14,000 times the average. Instead of focusing on extreme backup scenarios, we want to remain focused on delivering high-value productivity and collaboration experiences that benefit the majority of OneDrive users.”

Source: The Verge

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