While Microsoft is undoubtedly the king of the Desktop Office world, when it comes to working online, Google always remained in the lead. With the Cloud becoming more important and popular and Microsoft now following a “Cloud and Mobile” strategy under the umbrella of its new CEO, Satya Nadella, something was to be done.
And Microsoft has really done it this time, with loads of freebies while managing to lower subscription costs.
First off, Microsoft has brought the free storage to 15GB (up from 7GB) for OneDrive users, making it on par with Google Drive and above the rest of the Cloud World.
Next up, even more storage for Office 365 users, with 1TB for five users for those with a Home subscription and 1TB for one user for those with a Personal Subscription. This is a massive increase from the comparatively paltry 20GB offered before.
All users, both new and old will benefit from the increased storage.
While it was increasing storage limits, Microsoft somehow managed to lower the subscription price for OneDrive. It is now only $1.99 per month for 100GB and $3.99 a month for 200GB, while before it was $7.49 per month and $11.49 per month respectively.
Microsoft has hit the ball hard with this one: More Freebies, lesser Price? Genius. We don’t know about you, but for us, Microsoft’s OneDrive and Office 365 services look a lot more enticing. Perhaps even more than Google Drive…