Microsoft announced that the free online storage that it provides with Office 365 and OneDrive has been increased by double. Moreover, it also announced that it is decreasing the prices of the cloud offerings with its two products.
The users of OneDrive will now be getting 15 GB of free online storage, as compared to 7 GB previously offered by Microsoft. This is exactly the same storage capacity that the Google users get whenever they sign up for an account.
Furthermore, the company has reduced the cloud storage prices by 70%. The OneDrive storage plans of 100 GB as well as 200 GB are now available for a monthly price of USD 1.99 (which was earlier USD 7.49), and USD 3.99 (USD 11.49 old price), respectively.
Angus Logan, the head of OneDrive product management at Microsoft, said, “Anyone can do storage. When you think of bringing in the productivity… that’s just something that Microsoft alone can deliver. No other company can deliver that.”
All the users of Office 365 will now have 1 TB free cloud storage, which was a mere 20 GB before. Three months back, in April, 1 TB free storage was made available to the enterprise customers, but not to individual and home users. Microsoft has also reduced the subscription rates of Office 365, decreasing the rates of 1 TB Personal and Home plans to USD 6.99 and USD 9.99 per month respectively. As of now, 1 TB Office 365 plan costs USD 79.99 for four years.
The new prices will be in effect from Jul, both for existing as well as new customers.