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Microsoft’s Online Storage Curveball: Office 365 Now Comes With a Terabyte of OneDrive

Comparing the new plans to Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, and others

Microsoft OneDriveStarting shortly, Microsoft is upgrading the storage plans it offers for OneDrive, the online storage service formerly known as SkyDrive. You’ll get 15GB of space for free, which the company says is enough for 75 percent of users to store all the files on their PC in the cloud. (Until now, freeloaders have received a base allotment of 7GB.) Paid OneDrive tiers will offer 100GB for $1.99 a month or 200GB for $3.99 a month, a 70 percent reduction from previous pricing.

All of this is nice, but hardly surprising: It’s unquestionably a response to the similar moves which Google made with Google Drive back in March.

But Microsoft has another piece of OneDrive news which is at least a trifle startling–and which nobody else can quite match. The company is radically increasing the amount of storage it bundles with the consumer-oriented versions of Office 365, the subscription-based version of the Office productivity suite.

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Dropbox Gets a Little More Businesslike

Of all the many and varied services devoted to letting you move around files between computers and other devices by storing them on the Internet, Dropbox may be the single biggest fan favorite. Unlike some of its competitors, it’s been aimed at individual consumers. But despite that, lots of folks in businesses have used it to share stuff with coworkers and clients.

Now there’s a version of Dropbox targeted specifically at such users: Dropbox for Teams. It’s not fancy or radically different from the service’s other plans. Subscribers start with 1TB of storage that’s sharable among five users, but they can get more space at no additional charge if they need it. They can also receive tech support by phone, an option that isn’t available with other plans. That costs $795 a year; additional users are $125 apiece.

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