Cloud Storage: Microsoft Offers 1TB To Every OneDrive For Business User

By: Zach Walton - April 30, 2014

Cloud storage isn’t quite as expensive as it used to be. It used to cost hundreds of dollars just to store a terabyte via cloud solutions. Now Microsoft is joining others in lowering the cost barrier to record lows.

Microsoft announced this week that it will be offering one terabyte of cloud storage to every OneDrive for Business user. What makes this particularly exciting news is that this offer isn’t just one terabyte for the company as a whole. Microsoft will be giving every user within the company one terabyte of storage to use as they see fit. The company says this latest move will help companies unleash their employee’s potential as they will no longer be restricted to where they work.

OneDrive for Business is just one part of Microsoft’s cloud storage strategy going forward. Microsoft is also catering to businesses who use Office 365 ProPlus. The subscription service already gives businesses plenty of perks, including OneDrive storage. Now every employee or user in the organization or business will have access to 1TB of storage.

With this news, Microsoft’s cloud storage solution is looking like a mighty fine deal. After all, employees can do quite a bit with 1TB of cloud storage. If a business is thinking of transitioning over, Microsoft says that it will help those businesses migrate their data to OneDrive.

If you’re still on the fence, Microsoft has one more ace up its sleeve. The company says that it will be introducing some special introductory pricing for those who aren’t already OneDrive for Business subscribers. Normally, the service would cost companies $5 per user, but Microsoft will drop that price to $2.50 per user until September 2014. If you were already an Office 365 ProPlus subscriber, the cost is further reduced to $1.50 per user.

If you need any more info, be sure to check out the OneDrive for Business page.

Image via OneDrive Blog

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  • Andres Rivera

    Most files are really small. Word documents, PDFs, images, etc. are often less than 500KB, so most people aren’t going to notice a change. The increase from 25GB to 1TB isn’t anything other than marketing fluff to make the product seem better than it really is. I use a cloud service called drivehq, and they offer a business account for $6 a year, which is 10 times cheaper than what you’ll be paying for after September with OneDrive. If OneDrive had the best business-grade cloud features maybe it would be worth it, but the fact is, they lack a lot of basic business features (drive mapping, FTP, email hosting, etc.) so it’s just simply not worth the switch until they do add these sorts of features. Plenty of good options still available out there if you look hard enough.

    • X Gempler

      I am no great lover of all things Microsoft, and think the pre and post sales support by Microsoft is at an all time low with their cloud products, but what the hell are you talking about… office365 offers all those things that you mentioned, even ftp via sharepoint.

  • Claire Danes

    Cloud storage is one of the secure way for the storage of your documents. So choose best cloud storage service and secure your data at affordable price.