tech2 News StaffOct 28, 2014 10:46:17 IST
Microsoft has announced it will soon provide unlimited storage on One Drive for all Office 365 subscribers. One Drive is Microsoft's cloud service, which lets you save and create backups of different kinds of files including office documents and media.
The announcement comes months after Microsoft announced a 1TB storage limit for Office 365 subscribers. The feature will come along with Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscriptions, which start at $6.99 per month ($69.99 per year). Now, users not only get to work on Office documents on the move, but also save all of them on One Drive and access them from any where. The unlimited storage for One Drive comes at no additional cost.
This turns out to be cheaper than what its competitors: iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox are offering at the moment. For starters, Google and Dropbox charge $9.99 a month for 1TB of space, while Google Drive for Work for businesses is available for $10 per month with unlimited storage. Apple’s iCloud Drive offers 200 GB of storage for $4 a month, which lags far behind Microsoft's offer. On the downside, though, the file size limit is still stuck at 2GB, which is much lower than Dropbox's unlimited and Google Drive's 1TB file size limit.
While it's great news for students and regular users, One Drive for Business customers still have the 1TB storage limit on Office 360.
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