OneDrive cloud storage to be unlimited for Office 365 users

— 3:09 PM on October 27, 2014

And the cloud storage arms race rages on. Microsoft has announced that it plans to phase in unlimited OneDrive storage for Office 365 subscribers. Here's the skinny from the official OneDrive blog:

Moving forward, all Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional cost. We've started rolling this out today to Office 365 Home, Personal, and University customers. The roll out will continue over the coming months, so if you want to be one of the very first to get more storage, go here to put yourself at the front of the line.

Office 365 Business users, it looks like, will have to wait a little longer:

For OneDrive for Business customers, unlimited storage will be listed on the Office 365 roadmap in the coming days and we will begin updating the First Release customers in 2015, aligned with our promise to provide ample notification for significant service changes.

Considering the Personal edition of Office 365 costs only $6.99 a month (or $69.99 a year), the addition of unlimited storage seems pretty generous. For reference, Google and Dropbox both charge $9.99 a month for a 1TB plan—and Dropbox doesn't tie its service to any productivity software.

Now, if only ISPs didn't curb upstream bandwidth and impose restrictive data quotas...

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