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Microsoft phases out OneDrive unlimited storage

Microsoft OneDrive for Kindle Fire and Fire phone, OneDrive unlimited accounts reduced to 1 TB storage limit
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Since some Office 365 subscribers who received limitless OneDrive storage used their cloud space to store movies, TV shows, and other similar files, Microsoft is now placing a 1 TB limit on all previously unlimited accounts.

Until now, Microsoft offered various promotions to those using OneDrive that allowed them to slightly increase the amount of freely obtained cloud storage space. Sadly, only Office 365 subscribers had an unlimited amount of space at their disposal. However, due to the abuse this service had to face from some users, the Redmond giant has now put aside the "unlimited" part.

Initially announced back in December, the measure to reduce the unlimited storage space to only 1 TB has been applied already last week. This way ends the happy period for Microsoft OneDrive users who previously enjoyed cloud storage space without limits. 

For now, Microsoft has chosen no to enforce this change. The accounts with more than 1 TB of data still get three months to free up space and to drop below the 1 TB barrier. Once this three-month period ends, the accounts with more than 1 TB storage used will probably have some of their files removed, but could also be entirely blocked until Microsoft deems necessary.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03- 5 (Update: 2017-03- 6)