A few months ago Google lowered the prices for its cloud service and prompted competitor Microsoft to take similar steps to draw in customers. The company bumped up OneDrive and Office 365’s free cloud storage from 7GB to 15GB. In addition to this, Office 365 will have 1TB of free space for subscribers. The prices and amount change start next month.
“Our data tells us that 3 out of 4 people have less than 15 GB of files stored on their PC,” Microsoft stated on the OneDrive Blog. “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.”
Microsoft will also drop the prices of space for those who don’t want to subscribe to Office 365. At $1.99 users can pick up 100GB—a steep drop from $7.49—and $3.99 gives users 200GB, a drop from $11.49.
According to questions fielded by Program Manager Omar Shahine in the comments, users who picked up the free 25GB prior to the OneDrive rebranding will be able to keep that space. Additional space can be picked up via inviting friends to use the service and backing up camera uploads.