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Microsoft is reducing OneDrive storage from 15GB to 5GB for free users, also killing 15GB camera roll bonus

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Microsoft is reducing OneDrive storage from 15GB to 5GB for free users, also killing 15GB camera roll bonus

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In but some other case of a couple of dangerous apples spoiling the entire bunch, Microsoft introduced on their OneDrive blog today that they’re formally reducing the volume of OneDrive storage to be had to each free and Microsoft 365 customers. Apparently this had one thing to do with a small selection of Office 365 consumers abusing their limitless cloud storage via backing up more than one PC onerous drives and stashing whole film collections/DVR recordings. The uncooked numbers, Microsoft stated, used to be 14,000 occasions the typical with those “dangerous apples” exceeding 75TB in a few instances. And this is why we will be able to’t have great issues.

But as an alternative of reducing storage for 365 consumers which, beginning subsequent yr might be capped at 1TB, they’re also reducing free customers to 5GB, down from the 15GB they presented at the beginning. Oh, and that 15GB camera roll bonus? It’s lifeless. Along with 100 GB and 200 GB paid plans which might be being changed via a brand new 50 GB plan for $2 per thirty days in early subsequent yr.

Anyone recently the use of greater than 5GB of free storage will nonetheless have get right of entry to to all their information for 12 months after the adjustments kick in (once more, early 2016), so that you’ll more than likely need to re-obtain and/or switch your stuff to any other cloud storage carrier prior to then. Those of you that took good thing about Samsung’s 100GB bonus while shopping for a brand new 2015 Galaxy will probably be fantastic, simply realize that your overall shall be decreased by way of 25GB as soon as the adjustments pass into impact early subsequent yr.

Microsoft says this is all an attempt to proceed “turning in top-worth productiveness and collaboration reports that get advantages nearly all of OneDrive customers.” Right…

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