Microsoft now says that anyone who uses the free version of OneDrive, the company’s cloud storage service, will get to use 15GB for free. Microsoft made the announcement via this official blog post.
“Our data tells us that 3 out of 4 people have less than 15GB of files stored on their PC,” OneDrive Group Program Manager Omar Shashine says. “Factoring in what they may also have stored on other devices, we believe providing 15 GB for free right out of the gate – with no hoops to jump through – will make it much easier for people to have their documents, videos, and photos available in one place.”
Previously, free OneDrive users were limited to 7GB of storage space.
Microsoft made other changes to its cloud storage offerings as well. For instance, all Office 365 subscribers will get 1TB of free OneDrive space. Office 365 Home users will get 1TB per person, for up to five people. On top of that, Microsoft is slashing prices for access to its cloud storage products.
100GB of OneDrive storage will cost $1.99, down from $7.99, and 200GB of OneDrive space will run you $3.99. That’s down from $11.49.
Microsoft says that these changes will be coming to OneDrive “in the next month,” while current subscribers don’t need to do anything, as they’ll be shifted over to the new pricing structure automatically as Microsoft rolls that out.