Office 365 unlimitred OneDrive storage

If you were sitting on the fence of subscribing to Office 365 just to gain editing functionality in Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for the iPad, Microsoft has an offer that will knock your socks off.

All Office 365 subscribers now get unlimited OneDrive storage with their service, the team announced Monday.

Yup, storage limits just became a thing of the past.

And with the recently reduced monthly subscriptions now available as In-App Purchases in Office for iPad, you’ll have unlimited OneDrive space for your photos, videos and other documents for as low as seven bucks per month. Again, that’s unlimited OneDrive storage and Office from $7 per month.

You’ll need an Office 365 Home, Personal or University subscription to take advantage of Microsoft’s offer. If you’re already an Office 365 subscriber, you can be among the first to get unlimited OneDrive storage by getting on the list here.

This is a staggered release so Office 365 subscribers will see unlimited OneDrive applied to their account “in the coming months”. Unlimited storage to OneDrive for Business starts rolling out in 2015.

How does the competition fare?

Well, upgrading to 200 gigs of iCloud storage costs $4.99 per month. Google and Dropbox price their respective 1TB tiers at ten bucks per month and Flickr is giving everyone one terabyte of free cloud storage for their photos.

Microsoft has admittedly upped the ante with today’s offer.

As a brief recap, a monthly subscription for Office 365 Personal is priced at $6.99 per month. Office 365 Home will run you $9.99 per month. The month-to-month payments compare to the previously available $99.99 annual subscription for Office 365 Home.

And just to refresh your memory quickly: Office 365 Personal is for people who want to use Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote) on one tablet and a single Mac or Windows PC. Office 365 Home allows individual customers and families to use Office apps on up to five computers and five tablets.

What do you think of Microsoft’s unlimited OneDrive offer?

[OneDrive Blog via iPhoneinCanada]

  • Best cloud storage deal with added bonus of the world’s standard document productivity suit…too bad Cloud Storage is definite no no for me, local USB storage ftw.

    • Same just got myself a 1TB G-drive haven’t regret it since.

  • Toma Radu-Petrescu

    Misleading Facebook title just to attract viewers.

    • Kieran.Lillis

      What?

  • Eddie Hines

    this is a little more than the average cost of storage…you can get unlimited backup using Carbonite for $60 a year or just $5 a month

    • tastydisqus

      Carbonite only lets you backup what’s on your single internal drive. And if you delete a file, it’s gone from your carbonite backup. For 2 extra bucks, you can have true unlimited, archival backups with Microsofts offering.

  • Is there still a maximum filesize or can I now upload my entire harddrive movies, tv shows and music included?

    • Mee

      Max 10 gigs per single file so most of it should be okay depending on the quality and length of the movies and videos

      • TV Shows and Music should be okay but I know I definitely have some movies over 10gigs. I guess I’ll have to spend waste time converting them 🙁

  • Robert Goldberg

    Thanks for the heads up bud.

  • Pass

  • WiseBlasian

    Thats what they should have done from the beginning. Paying a subscription for Office is a scam.

    • It’s not as much of a scam as paying $800 for an iPhone…

      • WiseBlasian

        And why wouldn’t it be a scam to pay 800 for a plastic samsung phone?

      • E Double

        Exactly!!

      • Who said it wouldn’t be? Easy with the dumb assumptions…

    • As an Apple fan boy I’m not normally the first person to defend Microsoft but their student offering is actually quite reasonable. I don’t care much for Office but the 1tb of OneDrive storage included enticed me enough to subscribe and now I’m grateful they’ve decided to offer unlimited storage…

      As a student I have it all paid for four years and don’t have to pay any monthly subscriptions either!

      • WiseBlasian

        I am not hating on microsoft I actually bought a surface pro 3 for school and it’s probably the best investment I have made in years. Although I have had every iPhone since the first one I think the iPad sucks for getting stuff done. It’s just a giant iPod touch.

      • It depends what you mean by “stuff”. I’m not going to lie and say the iPad is perfect for everything because it just isn’t. Some tasks are better suited to a laptop or PC such as your Surface Pro 3 and it’ll probably always be this way until we get an iPad Pro. You can do work on an iPad though just not all work. The work you can do on an iPad though it does very, very well and even it’s limited multitasking can be considered an advantage forcing you to focus on one task at a time…

  • I think I’ll switch from Dropbox once I get access to this. I love the unlimited storage.

  • James G

    Incredible offer. But I’m sticking with iCloud since it “just* works” with all my Apple devices.

    Hopefully it encourages Apple to lower their pricing with iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 (not likely to happen in between releases)

    • Pfft…Apple lower prices? You must be joking 😉

      I love Apple but they ain’t going to lower prices they’ll just stay in their own bubble and keep charging a fortune for 1tb of storage because “it just works”. Since we have document providers in iOS 8 though thankfully we don’t have to use iCloud Drive if we don’t want to (which is just as well as I only have 20gb of iCloud Storage and don’t think I’ll be buying anymore once my storage expires).

      • James G

        They just lowered prices for iCloud storage this year; it’s not unreasonable to think they’d do it again sometime. Especially if people aren’t buying into the product.

        Also, they key differentiator with iCloud Drive will come when they release Photos for OS X Yosemite. Nothing will compare to it.