OneDrive Now Unlimited For Office 365 Subscribers




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    Wow, that's amazing!!



  • That is really something, this takes OneDrive for Business to an entirely new value level. Important to note that Office 365 customers won't see it hit them until 2015. They are rolling it out slowly.



  • Is that ALL Office365 or just the business plans?



  • Either way, wow! That's remarkable!


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    As I have no reason to purchase office365 for home at this time, I wonder what they will do to the free OneDrive storage allotment.

    I will have to go check.



  • Limits that still remain are 20,000 total items and the 10GB file size limit. So if you were only storing files of exactly 10GB, you would only be able to store 195TB. Which is a lot, of course, but that is the theoretical maximum. If your average file system was 200MB, which is still pretty big for an average file since nothing over 10GB can be stored there, then you are looking at a more reasonable limit of 3.9TB.

    Chances are your files are, on average, small than even that. So even getting above 1TB might be a bit of a challenge.



  • @thanksaj said:

    Is that ALL Office365 or just the business plans?

    All


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    The official blog posting of the press release:

    https://blog.onedrive.com/office-365-onedrive-unlimited-storage/



  • @Reid-Cooper said:

    @thanksaj said:

    Is that ALL Office365 or just the business plans?

    All

    Wow. What's to stop someone from backing up their entire movie, music and picture collection on their OneDrive? I only have a handful of movie files over 10GB. Most are well under that. Obviously none of my music is individually that big. I could, in theory, backup TERABYTES of data on my OneDrive...


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    @thanksaj said:

    What's to stop someone from backing up their entire movie, music and picture collection on their OneDrive?

    10GB file limit which rules out anything high def (a BD is a 20GB - 50GB) so only short material or things like DVD rips would qualify. And 20,000 item limit. So if you are dealing with a moderately high number of DVD quality or slightly higher movies, then by all means you can back them up here. Nothing is stopping you except for your WAN speed.


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    @thanksaj said:

    I could, in theory, backup TERABYTES of data on my OneDrive...

    Exactly. That's why they raised the limit from 1TB to "unlimited", but really, to ~4TB. The whole point is that you can, indeed, use it as live storage for terabytes of data.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @thanksaj said:

    What's to stop someone from backing up their entire movie, music and picture collection on their OneDrive?

    10GB file limit which rules out anything high def (a BD is a 20GB - 50GB) so only short material or things like DVD rips would qualify. And 20,000 item limit. So if you are dealing with a moderately high number of DVD quality or slightly higher movies, then by all means you can back them up here. Nothing is stopping you except for your WAN speed.

    I have HD non-Blu-ray rips that are 2-8GB in size. True, true HD rips are around 30GB on average, but I don't download those because I don't have the room to store every movie I want if it's that size. I download the 700MB movies for most movies but for action movies, comic book movies and that, I'll get the 2-3GB movie files for those.



  • I still keep separate local libraries and then my OneDrive stash, which is a lot of copies from my libraries...I may make them "one"...I've just had some quirky syncing issues from time with OneDrive and worry about corruption. That said, the OneDrive website has excellent restore options...



  • free storage is becoming very easy to come by these days



  • I'd love to see other apps take advantage of this. Imagine putting your data store for Plex on there and stream your movies? What about using it for business, or personal backups? Now the only concern would be if they were able to search your drives...


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    @milnesy said:

    Now the only concern would be if they were able to search your drives...

    Encrypt it before you send it there.


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    @Reid-Cooper said:

    Limits that still remain are 20,000 total items and the 10GB file size limit.

    I thought that the 20k limit was OneDrive for Business. Not OneDrive Personal.

    I do not have time to reread the article at the moment though.


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    @JaredBusch said:

    @Reid-Cooper said:

    Limits that still remain are 20,000 total items and the 10GB file size limit.

    I thought that the 20k limit was OneDrive for Business. Not OneDrive Personal.

    I do not have time to reread the article at the moment though.

    All of this is OneDrive for Business. Anyone calling it OneDrive is being sloppy with the naming conventions. These is no word of any change to OneDrive, only ODfB. The article used the wrong term too.


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    @scottalanmiller said:

    All of this is OneDrive for Business. Anyone calling it OneDrive is being sloppy with the naming conventions. These is no word of any change to OneDrive, only ODfB. The article used the wrong term too.

    Did you skim? The article was very clear to call out the differences.. I finally had time to reread it.

    Rollout of the new uncapped storage allotments starts today for Office 365 Home, Personal, and University customers. (Anyone can add their name to a waiting list by visiting this preview site.)

    For Office 365 Small Business and Enterprise subscriptions, the unlimited storage option will begin rolling out in 2015.

    Although the available storage space has no limit, there are other restrictions that could affect how much you can store in the cloud.

    For consumer OneDrive accounts, which are tied to a free Microsoft account, the total available file count is 10 million files.

    OneDrive for Business accounts, which are tied to Office 365 Small Business, Mid-Range Business, and Enterprise plans, are managed by an organization. Some file types are prohibited from uploading, and there is currently a limit of 20,000 items (folders and files), which imposes a severe practical constraint on the amount of data that an Office 365 subscriber can store.

    (For more on the differences between the two OneDrive products, see “Office 365 subscribers now have access to 1 TB of OneDrive storage.”)


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    Copy/Paste and the iPad are not getting along tonight. Here is a screenshot.

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    @JaredBusch but whenever they talk about the increase, they only talk about the commercial Office 365 tied accounts. The OneDrive consumer, which handles many more files, is never mentioned, that I can see, in conjunction with the space increase.