Microsoft’s Office 365 subscription service became notably more compelling today as the company announced a “massive increase” to the amount of OneDrive storage included for subscribers. Soon, all Office 365 plans will include 1TB of OneDrive storage, something that was previously reserved for the company’s business customers only, and a significant upgrade from the 20GB that was previously offered.
With OneDrive, we want to give you one place for all of your stuff: your photos, videos, documents and other files. Of course, to do this, we need to make sure you actually have enough storage space for everything, particularly given that the amount of content everyone has is growing by leaps and bounds.
The company further announced reduced pricing on its standalone OneDrive storage plans. The free OneDrive option, available to all users with a Microsoft account, is being upgraded to 15GB of storage (up from 7GB), and the paid 100GB and 200GB tiers are now priced at $1.99 and $3.99 per month, respectively. That’s down from $7.49 and $11.49 per month.
Microsoft has yet to announce exactly when the new storage options will be implemented other than “in the next month.” Current subscribers will automatically be moved to the new storage levels. Office 365 is available for individuals in the Personal ($70 per year) and Home ($100 per year) plans, and for students with the University Plan ($80 for four years).