Microsoft are looking to blow their Cloud rivals out of the market, after announcing Office 365 users will receive a whopping Terabyte of OneDrive storage space. Once known as SkyDrive, the recently rebranded OneDrive service is Microsoft’s Cloud-based storage system. OneDrive competes in the competitive online storage market with other big names like DropBox, GoogleDrive and iCloud
To compete, Microsoft have increased a user’s OneDrive Cloud storage allowance from 20GB to 1 TB, a pretty hefty 5,000 percent rise from before.
Users of Office 365 Home, Personal and University will benefit from the 20 GB to 1 TB increase. Office 365 business customers will also get 1 TB of OneDrive for Business storage, which was announced earlier in the year.
The allocation is based on individual users, not licenses, so for Office 365 Personal subscribers they’ll receive 1 TB of storage, however subscribers to Office 365 Home will receive 1TB per users- meaning a total of 5 TB of total storage overall.
The increase in OneDrive space is pretty staggering compared to other cloud services which tend to offer a maximum of 15GB for free.
So how much is One Terrabyte?
Well, it’s a lot- in numbers:1024GB that works out at about:
108 full length movies
500 hours of digital video
2,000 hours of audio songs
Or over 10 million large word documents