Earlier today I posted an article bringing to light how serious Microsoft is about cloud computing based on their financials from last quarter. As if they actually read my post, Microsoft’s OneDrive division has just upped the game for cloud storage in a big way. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, starting today OneDrive is beginning to roll out unlimited storage for as low as $6.99 per month.
Is there really any doubt left on how good of deal this is for you?
To get this outstanding deal when it comes you need to do the following:
- Go to the Microsoft Store and buy either Office 365 Home (for up to 5 PCs/Macs) $99.95 per year or $9.99/month, Office 365 Personal (1 PC or Mac) at $69.95 per year or $6.99 per month or if you are a student, Office 365 University at $79.95 per year.
- User your Microsoft ID that you used to purchase Office 365, sign in and install. As part of the install you will be able to sign up for OneDrive if you don’t have an account. If you are using OneDrive already and sign into the same account, you will automatically be bumped up to 1TB of storage.
If you are already an Office 365 user then there is nothing more you need to do. Microsoft will be rolling out this unlimited storage to users over the course of the next few months. If you want to jump the queue and get it first, follow this link to get moved up in line.
For those of you on Office 365 for Business, the unlimited storage plan will be coming as part of a roadmap update in 2015. According to the OneDrive blog:
For OneDrive for Business customers, unlimited storage will be listed on the Office 365 roadmap in the coming days and we will begin updating the First Release customers in 2015, aligned with our promise to provide ample notification for significant service changes. In the meantime, get started using your 1 TB of storage today by backing up all those work files kicking around on your PC – with the knowledge that even more storage is on its way!
I cannot think of any reason not to give this a go. You have the latest and greatest suite of Office apps along with unlimited storage for your documents and pictures. What’s not to love?