Microsoft kills unlimited OneDrive for Office 365
Have you been having a nice time using Office 365, and hammering the unlimited OneDrive storage? Well, that's all about to change as Microsoft have decided enough's enough, and are limiting the amount of storage you can have.
Why? Apparently, some people have been abusing the service.
So, in a blog, Microsoft said that some Office 365 users had been taking the piss with the unlimited space, and had backed up "numerous PCs" and/or "entire movie collections and DVR recordings". Some people alone, have exceeded 75TB.
Unlimited usage, fair usage... these are all boring arguments that can be had elsewhere - the bottom line is that Microsoft aren't happy about it, and they want to save their groaning servers from the few who have been working them harder than most.
Microsoft added: "Instead of focusing on extreme backup scenarios, we want to remain focused on delivering high-value productivity and collaboration experiences that benefit the majority of OneDrive users."
So now, you won't get unlimited storage for Office 365 Home, Personal or University users - now, you'll get 1TB of storage on OneDrive. If you've got more than that stored on your OneDrive account, you'll be able to keep the increased storage limit for at least a year, giving you time to find an alternative.
Microsoft are also changing the amount you can store with them for free - the free storage limit on OneDrive is being taken from 15GB to 5GB. That's for new customers, and existing ones.