OneDrive for Business: unlimited storage arrives!

Microsoft has put an end to unlimited storage in OneDrive for Office 365 Family, Personal and University subscribers. On the other hand, subscribers to certain company packages of the suite will be able to access them.

In October, Microsoft ended the unlimited storage option it offered to OneDrive for Office 365 Home  , Home Office and University subscribers . Faced with the outcry of users, the publisher announced a few days ago arrangements for these customers (read the article End of unlimited storage in OneDrive for the general public: Microsoft responds to the grumbling of users ). The Office 365 roadmap, on the other hand, always indicated that this possibility would be proposed as part of OneDrive for Business. Microsoft has just updated it to detail its intentions.

For more than 5 TB, it will be necessary to contact the support

The US group specifies that this possibility of unlimited storage will be reserved for Office 365 customers who have subscribed to one of the Enterprise, Government or Education premium packages of the suite, and this, for more than 5 users. The packages eligible for this unlimited offer are: Office 365 Enterprise E3, E4 and E5, Office 365 Government E3, E4 and E5, Office 365 Education, as well as OneDrive for Business Plan 2 and SharePoint Online Plan 2. 

“We will start increasing storage capacity for these customers by the end of the month, starting with increasing capacity from 1TB to 5TB per user,” Microsoft announces. “We expect to complete this launch by the end of March 2016. From that point on, customers who wish to increase storage beyond this capacity will be able to request it by contacting Microsoft support. “