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    Default Microsoft is reducing the storage space on OneDrive !

    "The OneDrive Blog

    OneDrive storage plans change in pursuit of productivity and collaboration
    By The OneDrive Team - November 2, 2015

    We’re making changes to OneDrive storage plans for consumers and are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible.
    Since we started to roll out unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 consumer subscribers,
    a small number of users backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings.
    In some instances, this exceeded 75 TB per user or 14,000 times the average.

    Instead of focusing on extreme backup scenarios,
    we want to remain focused on delivering high-value productivity and collaboration experiences that benefit the majority of OneDrive users.

    Here are the changes:
    We’re no longer planning to offer unlimited storage to Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers.
    Starting now, those subscriptions will include 1 TB of OneDrive storage.

    100 GB and 200 GB paid plans are going away as an option for new users and will be replaced with a 50 GB plan for $1.99 per month in early 2016.
    Free OneDrive storage will decrease from 15 GB to 5 GB for all users, current and new.
    The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued.
    These changes will start rolling out in early 2016.
    "
    More information: https://blog.onedrive.com/onedrive_changes/

    From OneDrive Changes FAQ:

    "What happens if I have extra storage from a promotion or some other offer?


    The storage you have as part of other promotions is not affected by this change.
    "
    https://blog.onedrive.com/onedrive_changes_FAQ/

    I wonder what this means for all the "old customers" who currently has 25 GB storage space on OneDrive...?

    At first i thought this was an early April 1st-joke.....
    If there is a problem with a few customers uploading a lot of data, then of course it is appropriate to reduce the storage space by setting a limit.
    But why decrease the space for all others ???
    There is no logic behind that....


    There is an alternative to OneDrive, Google offers 15 GB for FREE on Google-Drive....

    "Store any file
    Drive starts you with 15 GB of free Google online storage, so you can keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos – anything.
    "
    https://www.google.com/drive/?utm_me...paign=et-about

    And Google also allows uploading BIG files:

    "File sizes

    Documents
    Size
    : Up to 1,024,000 characters, regardless of the number of pages or font size.
    A document that is converted to Google Docs can be up to 50 MB.

    Other files
    Size: Up to 5 TB for files uploaded but not converted to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
    "
    https://support.google.com/drive/ans..._topic=2375187
    Last edited by hackerman1; 3rd November 2015 at 13:37.

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    A pity, the majority got 'punished' for misuse by a fraction!

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    I did a search yesterday after i had posted above, there a lot of angry "customers" who doesn´t have anything friendly to say about Microsoft now....
    If there is a problem with a few customers uploading a lot of data, Microsoft could just set a limit like fx. 1GB, and the real problem would be solved,
    without causing problems for all their other customers who uses less.
    Perhaps they want people to switch to Google-Drive instead...?

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    Here is more on the subject:

    "Users demand Microsoft give them back their OneDrive unlimited storage
    'Incredibly shortsighted,' says one petitioner on Microsoft's own UserVoice after company cuts free storage by 83%

    OneDrive users on Tuesday took to an online petition website and to Microsoft’s own UserVoice feature request service,
    to demand that the company rethink its decision to reduce free storage allotments by 83 percent.


    On the Change.org petition site, an open letter to the OneDrive team asked for a U-turn.
    “The newest changes to the storage plans have bought much concern to the OneDrive and Windows community,” the petition said.
    “Discontinuing the unlimited storage option on grounds of abuse is fair enough,
    but why go to the extent of punishing all your customers?”

    As of early Wednesday, the petition had collected nearly 2,000 virtual signatures.

    The petition argued for a restoration of the eliminated 100GB and 200GB plans,
    which Microsoft said would be eliminated in favor of a new 50GB deal,
    and urged that the cap for Office 365 subscribers be 2TB, double Microsoft’s new limit.
    "

    Users demand Microsoft give them back their OneDrive unlimited storage | PCWorld


    Change.org petition site, an open letter to the OneDrive team

    “Give us back our storage,” UserVoice
    Last edited by hackerman1; 5th November 2015 at 13:25.
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    And it seems that Microsoft listened....

    Text below copied from Uservoice:

    " Douglas Pearce (Group Program Manager, Microsoft)
    December 11, 2015

    In November we made a business decision to reduce storage limits for OneDrive.
    Since then, we’ve heard clearly from our Windows and OneDrive fans about the frustration,
    and disappointment we have caused.
    We realize the announcement came across as blaming customers for using our product.
    For this, we are truly sorry and would like to apologize to the community.

    While we are not changing our overall plans, we’d like to clarify what we are doing for customers impacted by the changes,
    and share a new offer which we hope will go a long way in making the situation better for our biggest fans.

    Office 365 Home, Personal, and University subscriptions will continue to include 1 TB of storage.
    Any subscriber who received additional storage as part of our unlimited offer will keep it for at least 12 months.
    For anyone unhappy with the decision to not offer unlimited storage, we will offer a full refund.

    For customers of our free service who have over 5 GB of content and who are directly impacted by the storage change,
    we will offer one free year of Office 365 Personal, which includes 1 TB of storage.
    These customers will receive an email with redemption information early next year.

    In addition, for our biggest fans who have been loyal advocates for OneDrive,
    we are adding a new offer that lets you keep your existing 15 GB of free storage when the changes happen next year.
    If you also have the 15 GB camera roll bonus, you’ll be able to keep that as well.
    From now until the end of January, you can sign up to keep your storage at the link below.

    http://aka.ms/onedrivestorage


    We are all genuinely sorry for the frustration this decision has caused and for the way it was communicated.
    Thank you for sticking with us.
    "
    https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forum...ck-our-storage


    Note: "....until the end of January, you can sign up to keep your storage...."

    So hurry up if you want to keep your 15 (30) GB !
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    Demanding users could go to the other services I think.

    The competition will eat them, but i like one drive.

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    Remainder: Just a few days left...

    Note: "....until the end of January, you can sign up to keep your storage...."

    So hurry up if you want to keep your 15 (30) GB !
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    LAST REMAINDER.
    THE OFFER IS STILL AVAILABLE.
    ALSO FOR NEW CUSTOMERS (ACCOUNTS)....


    It´s not midnight yet in USA....
    I just created a couple of new accounts, clicked on this link: http://aka.ms/onedrivestorage, and got confirmation that i will keep 15 GB....

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    I claimed mine 2 days back.

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