Microsoft is planning on reducing Onedrive Storage limits

Well, here’s another post about Microsoft doing … strange things.  They really did seem to be on an upswing during the Windows 10 Tech previews, but now…

Microsoft is going to remove the unlimited storage for Office 365 users, reducing it to 1TB of storage, Which could be a decent idea, some people will put a lot up if they get that ability, but they are also reducing free storage. Their free storage will be dropping from 15GB to 5 GB, and they’re removing the 15 GB bonus for using OneDrive for your ‘Camera Roll’.  From what they’re saying all of those will take effect in 2016 for all users.

They’re also going to be removing their paid 100 and 200GB Plans for new users, reducing the maximum one to 50 GB.  People who are currently on the 200 and 100GB Plans will be able to keep their storage.  Which is good, I guess.

It’s possible that they’re having issues with making a profit off of OneDrive, similar to Canonicals’ Ubuntu One cloud file storage which shut down back in 2014 which appears to be because it didn’t make enough money.  This is also a good reason against using cloud storage, as it could just go away at any time. From what I’ve heard in the past, some cloud storage have providers just vanished.  For now, I’m going to stick with my ownCloud, which I can run off of my own server, which I have full control over.  I’ve also been hearing some people talking about ‘Syncthing‘, which I might take a look at soon as well.

That’s it for today, have a nice day.

If you want to read more about the changes to OneDrive, you can read it on the OneDrive Blog.