Microsoft tries to woo Dropbox loyalists with 100GB of free storage

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The battle for cloud storage supremacy continues to heat up, as Microsoft looks to wage war with Dropbox by offering users of that service 100GB of free storage on Microsoft’s own OneDrive. This announcement comes hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing 100GB of storage to dedicated Bing Rewards users.

The process of grabbing the free storage is fairly simple, though it’s not as easy as just entering a Dropbox user name and password. Instead, users need to go to this link and accept all of the terms and conditions. Then, they will need to place a special verification PDF file in their Dropbox folder to let Microsoft know they are actually a user of the service.

Once the file is there and has been verified, users will be awarded the 100GB of storage. It’s listed on each account as “Enthusiast bonus,” and it shows that additional storage is valid until one year from the date in which the promotion was added (in this case, 2/19/2016).

Related: This is how OneDrive works in Windows 10

Compared to other cloud storage solutions, Microsoft is offering quite a bit of free space, which makes sense, as OneDrive is playing catch up with older services like Dropbox and Google Drive. It will be interesting to see how many users make the switch, as 100GB is a lot of free space, and it will be even more interesting to see how many of them stick around when the extra storage expires.

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