Microsoft is changing the storage capacity options for everyone to match competitors offering. Starting July, the software giant is doubling the 7GB of OneDrive storage for free accounts to 15GB, which, as no surprise, matches Google’s offering with Drive.
The biggest bump comes to Office 365 customers who will get 1TB of OneDrive storage at no extra cost. This is a big jump from the traditional 20GB option plan. And Office 365 Home customers will get 1TB of OneDrive space per each family member (up to five), which combined it is a stunning 5TB of storage that subscribers can get for only $9.99 per month.
Office 365 Personal, priced at $6.99, and Office 365 University, priced at $79.99 per year, will also get 1TB of cloud storage. This is in addition, of course, to the already access to all the Office apps.
Additionally, the software giant is also lowing OneDrive storage pricing for those who opt-out getting Office 365. Now customers can get 100GB of cloud storage for only $1.99 (previously $7.99) and only $3.99 for 200GB (previously $11.49). — Current users will be moved automatically to the new plan.
It’s clear Microsoft’s new storage options aim to Google offering, which not only offers similar prices for cloud storage but also puts a lot of effort to bring customers to use its productivity apps. The prices that Microsoft is offering is a 70% reduction, which shows that the company is doing whatever it takes to keep and bring more customers in, even if that means cutting revenue.
Update: FYI: Those old-timers with 25GB OneDrive storage won’t be seeing any additional storage capacity increment.
Update: Starting today, July 16, Office 365 and OneDrive customers will start to see the new storage bump. (Source OneDrive Blog)