Microsoft’s cloud storage thing called OneDrive has been on fire lately. The service has been generous with free space in the past few months. For starters, each account gets fifteen gigabytes of free storage and Office 365 subscribers get to enjoy unlimited storage as long as they continue paying their subscription. For some time now the Windows maker’s been offering free OneDrive storage to US residents who’ve signed up for Bing Rewards program.
Starting today, this offer is now available globally so everyone can now get 100GB of free OnDrive storage for two years. Here’s how you can claim your free storage.
Just visit this worldwide link and sign in using your Microsoft Account.
Don’t have one? Create it here.
That’s it, you can now enjoy 100GB of free storage for two years, increasing whatever your existing storage allowance was. You’re not obliged to use Bing Rewards at all and you’ll only need to put up with occasional emails from Microsoft about Bing Rewards offers.
If you’ve already registered for Bing Rewards, you’re still eligible to take advantage of this offer. To check out your total storage capacity, use the free OneDrive iOS app or point your browser to the OneDrive web interface.
It’s somewhat confusing the offer is only available through the aforementioned link to non-U.S. residents rather than via the Bing Rewards Dashboard.
I’m located in Europe and out of curiosity tried to sign up for the Bing Rewards program, but was greeted with the “Bing Rewards isn’t available yet in your country or region” message.
Using the worldwide link worked without a hiccup. For the record, I live in Croatia, a four million people country at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean.
We don’t have Netflix over here, iTunes movies/TV shows, Hulu and a number of other online services offered in other key European markets. So if this offer applied to my country, it should to yours beyond any doubt.
Compared to the likes of iCloud, Dropbox, Box or Google Drive, Microsoft’s service is in my personal well poised to soon become the best drive in the cloud overall.
OneDrive (previously SkyDrive, Windows Live SkyDrive and Windows Live Folders) is available in 107 languages, offers the most comprehensive cross-platform file syncing solution, features the best-looking photo galleries on the web, has rather functional, secure and capable mobile apps and includes a whole bunch of other awesome features you should really check out.
On top of all this, OneDrive is supported across Windows/Office apps and the Xbox console and is getting increasingly integrated with more and more popular Microsoft services with each passing day.
Seriously, even if you’ve never used the service, I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a try and, of course, taking advantage of this offer to bump your OneDrive to an additional hundred gigabytes of free storage.
Signing off, fans of Google Drive can claim 2GB of free storage for life if they complete a quick security checkup of their Google Account.
Source: The Verge