Microsoft today announced, on its OneDrive Blog, that cloud storage limits are now a thing of the past. If you’re an Office 365 subscribers to Home, Personal, or University models, you will soon have unlimited OneDrive storage space at no additional cost.
It wasn’t long ago that we were telling you about Microsoft increasing OneDrive storage for free accounts from 7 GB to 15 GB, and that Office 365 users would receive 1 TB of storage. Then a few months later, Microsoft upped the storage again to 30 GB for mobile users.
On the heels of those announcements, the Redmond giant is taking it an even larger leap forward by offering unlimited storage on OneDrive – in case 1 TB wasn’t enough.
According to the post by Microsoft’s Chris Jones, Corporate Vice President, OneDrive & SharePoint, the roll out is starting today for Office 365 Home ($6.99/month), Personal ($9.99/month), and University ($74.99 for 4 years) customers, and the roll out will continue over the coming months.
Moving forward, all Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional cost. We’ve started rolling this out today to Office 365 Home, Personal, and University customers.
While you’re waiting for unlimited storage, the blog post suggests starting to take advantage of the 1 TB capacity by activating the auto upload feature for your camera roll on your phone. That’s not just for Windows Phone either. For a full explanation on how to set all of your devices (including iOS and Android) to auto upload your camera roll, check out our article on how to auto back up your photos and videos to OneDrive from any mobile device.
If you don’t want to wait for unlimited storage to roll out to you, you can jump in front of the line by heading to this page and signing up with your Office 365 credentials to get on the list.
It’s also worth noting that Office 365 for business won’t be available until next year:
For OneDrive for Business customers, unlimited storage will be listed on the Office 365 roadmap in the coming days and we will begin updating the First Release customers in 2015, aligned with our promise to provide ample notification for significant service changes.