Microsoft OneDrive Offers Less Storage

In a bizarre step today, Microsoft had reduced its storage for paid and free users. 

Microsoft has stopped offering unlimited OneDrive storage and also have reduced its offering for the other paid plans. In a blog post today, OneDrive team announced:

“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.”

The new changes include:

No longer unlimited storage to Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers. The plan stops at 1 TB.

100 GB and 200 GB paid plans are going away as an option for new users and will be replaced with a 50 GB plan for $1.99 per month in early 2016.

Free OneDrive storage will decrease from 15 GB to 5 GB for all users, current and new. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued. These changes will start rolling out in early 2016.