The storage drive wars in the cloud world have been very competitive as of late, and as Google, Dropbox, and Microsoft wage war, consumers are usually the ones to gain from it. On Monday, Microsoft leveled the playing field by giving OneDrive storage unlimited storage when they subscribe to Office 365.
Other companies like Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other cloud storage companies have given consumers a lot of storage, but none of these are unlimited. Microsoft’s bold move, expands their offering a few months ago just giving users 1TB of storage, to expand to unlimited.
How Much Is Unlimited?
By giving users unlimited storage on OneDrive, Microsoft is almost telling consumers to subscribe to Office 365 for it. It’s a bold move for the company, and one that users can virtually store almost anything in the cloud. With no limits on the storage caps, Microsoft is giving customers a great storage deal and make it a great choice.
Microsoft by making this OneDrive move, is aiming to make OneDrive the world’s cloud storage leaders in a blog post on Monday. The ability to give customers a unlimited drive of online storage, means that customers will be able to store as many documents, photos, and projects as they need in the cloud.
Microsoft Vs Others
The move to give users unlimited storage with Office 365 is a strong competitive move against Google. Google Drive gives users a great deal with 1 TB of storage for $9.99 and Google Docs, but it still isn’t the strong competitor that Office 365 is in the corporate world, educational world, and the world.
Google goes against a lot of companies in the online storage world, and Microsoft just upped the game. Microsoft now has angered Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and other online storage companies with this move, but will be getting a lot of new customers as well. Box is a strong enterprise player, Google Drive is an educational player, but Microsoft can bridge the gap to all of these marketplaces with unlimited storage. Unlimited storage is a big claim, and now Microsoft is giving it to customers when they subscribe to Office 365.
I’ve updated my Office 365 and love unlimited storage. It’s a lot to store, and I can’t wait to fill it up.