Microsoft increases storage for its Office 365 cloud-storage service, SkyDrive Pro, from 7GB to 25GB

Microsoft is increasing space for SkyDrive Pro (part of the Office 365 suite). Microsoft bumped its existing 7GB offering up to a 25GB default for all paying customers.  Those who get the free version remain capped at 7GB.

According to PC World, “The 25GB space can be further raised to a maximum of 100GB by allocating shared storage space or purchasing more precious GBs to the tune of twenty cents each per month. Recycle bin retention is boosted to ninety days so you have three months to panic over any deleted files before they’re gone for good, and Microsoft also raised the maximum file size to 2GB to match the ever-expanding storage allocation.”

As the cloud storage wars continue, including new and cheaper offerings from Box, DropBox, Google, and others, it’s clear that there is a land grab in the cloud storage game.  Prices are likely to drop, and capacity and services likely to rise, which is good for the consumer.

This is liable to continue through 2014, and will occur on both the consumer and business sides of cloud storage.

 

 

 

 

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