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Microsoft slashes your cloud storage

Microsoft slashes your cloud storage
Microsoft OneDrive

It seems like just last year we were writing about how much free or cheap storage you got with OneDrive, Microsoft's cloud storage service. Actually, it WAS last year! But now the free ride is over.

If you subscribe to Microsoft Office 365, you are no doubt well aware of the biggest perk: UNLIMITED cloud storage space. According to a post on the official OneDrive blog, your sweet, infinite cloud storage space is now just one terabyte. That's a fair amount of space, but it's a far cry from unlimited.

If you were enjoying the free 15 GB of OneDrive space offered up to anyone and everyone with a Microsoft account, you now have only 5 GB. That's a real shame: 15 GB of free space was the only thing keeping OneDrive in competition with Google. Google Drive still offers 15 GB free. iCloud offers 5 GB and Dropbox offers 2 GB.

If you subscribed separately to OneDrive, you had a choice between 100 GB at $1.99 and 200 GB at $3.99. Now you can only choose 50 GB at a cost of $1.99 a month.

Next page: What happens to existing users? Will your data be deleted?
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