driveIs your online storage strategy prepared for the new changes?

The newest changes to the storage plans have bought much concern to the OneDrive and Windows community.

Amazon recently and now Microsoft has cut it’s free online storage pulling back from a consumer cloud-storage boom that tempted users with price cuts and ever-larger free offers.

Starting next year, Microsoft will cut its free option to 5 gigabytes, down from 15 gigabytes now. Microsoft says the new allotment is enough for about 6,600 Office documents or 1,600 photos.

Here are the new changes:

  • Office 365 Home subscriptions will include 1 TB of OneDrive storage, effective immediately.
  • 100 GB and 200 GB paid plans are going away as an option for new users and will be replaced with a 50 GB plan for $1.99 per month in early 2016.
  • Free OneDrive storage will decrease from 15 GB to 5 GB for all users, current and new. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued.

These changes will start rolling out in early 2016. For more details visit the MS OneDrive blog.

Be sure you a have sound back-up strategy.