OneDrive delivers unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 subscribers

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Editor’s Note 11/4/15: Updates to the consumer plans were announced on November 2, 2015. Read more here.

Today, storage limits just became a thing of the past with Office 365. Moving forward, all Office 365 customers will get unlimited OneDrive storage at no additional cost. We’ve started rolling this out today to Office 365 Home, Personal, and University customers. The roll out will continue over the coming months, so if you want to be one of the very first to get more storage, go here to put yourself at the front of the line. In the meantime, you can take advantage of the massive capacity you have today by activating the auto upload feature for your camera roll on your phone.


Unlimited OneDrive

Unlimited OneDrive storage and Office from $6.99/month

For OneDrive for Business customers, unlimited storage will be listed on the Office 365 roadmap in the coming days and we will begin updating the First Release customers in 2015, aligned with our promise to provide ample notification for significant service changes. In the meantime, get started using your 1 TB of storage today by backing up all those work files kicking around on your PC – with the knowledge that even more storage is on its way!


While unlimited storage is another important milestone for OneDrive we believe the true value of cloud storage is only realized when it is tightly integrated with the tools people use to communicate, create, and collaborate, both personally and professionally. That is why unlimited storage is just one small part of our broader promise to deliver a single experience across work and life that helps people store, sync, share, and collaborate on all the files that are important to them, all while meeting the security and compliance needs of even the most stringent organizations.


We’re thrilled to continue our quest of making OneDrive the world’s cloud storage leader – and, always a key part of the best productivity service with Office 365. We’re all in! Stay tuned for more exciting announcements over the coming months.

Chris Jones
Corporate Vice President, OneDrive & SharePoint

  1. This is amazing! I’d love to see a program on the computer that will automatically backup MyDocuments on my laptop to OneDrive, as well.

    • @JD:
      Just direct your MyDocuments library to be under your OneDrive folder. Done. 🙂

      • but bro , one drive has security issues. If the whole folder is encrypted with crypto wall virus , you cant access any of your files. which is exactly happened to my one drive.

        • That never happens. Yours sounds like a unique or odd situation.

        • That’s not a security issue, that’s a user browsing for **** or illegal warez with too many brain cells missing to know how to browse safe and well protected.

        • OneDrive is not a backup service, it’s cloud storage and synchronizing service. Use CrashPlan fro backup, free backup to other computers you own, HDD or a friends computer.

          Also, it’s not OneDrive’s fault if you manage to get a virus on your PC, you may be unlucky or poor anti-malware features.

          Stop. Think. Connect.

          • Thank you for the tip on CrashPlan. After reading your post, I signed up and installed it on my Mac & PC. I am “attempting” to change my Dell win7 32bit to 64bit and had started using OneDrive as a backup to dump as much as possible prior to upgrading. Realizing that it was not as integrated as dropbox or google drive I am thrilled that you had mentioned this. Thanks again.

        • You can’t revert your files. All your files have version history.

          • agree,dfficult to use,
            never happen on my dropbox

        • If you want, I can restore your crypto-locker files for you.
          This can be done nowadays without to much troubles, just takes time.

        • Tsunami Australia

          Don’t blame OneDrive for you being a dumb a@@! Of course if you are stupid enough to catch the cryptolocker **** it is going to continue on to OneDrive, especially since it is now treated as just an extension of your computer. That’s like blaming the landlord or real estate for you burning your kitchen down because you left something turned on when you shouldn’t.

    • Tsunami Australia

      There are quite a few methods of backing up your documents folder. The original downloadable installer for SkyDrive allowed this and this was the primary backup method I setup on by folks computer LONG ago. My server has been using OneDrive as a cloud BACKUP (no names mentioned who I’m aiming at) using SyncDriver. I tell syncdriver to use the user folders share/root as it’s root and it automatically syncs the user folders on the server in-case of fire or theft.

      With the new file limits etc it is really easy to use it as a backup solution.

      • Is the current installer lacking this feature. This was a little confusing. Can you point me to a nice place to learn how to proceed with your method?

    • hi,

      i am office 365 subscriber, one thing that i really want for onedrive is PASSWORD SHARING!

    • Microsoft is trying to keep up with Google with unlimited online storage.

    • Just make sure that you don’t need more than 1TB. Because there is no unlimited OneDrive storage. It’s been a year since this post. I never got it. I used 1TB and can no longer add to my OneDrive. I’ve chatted with both MS help desk tech support and accounts and billing and they only offer more storage at additional cost.

  2. Thank’s you very much Microsoft. I am user of Office 365 for University and I love it. (L) –

  3. Jay Gallman

    When can we dismiss the marketing hype, and start addressing the actual issues that OneDrive for Business faces well before the 1 TB limit?

    Without selective sync, and coupled with the cache for the process. Laptop users with 128 SSDs won’t begin to be able to scratch the surface of that available space.

    I’ll get pumped about a blog post when I see some of those concerns addressed, until then it’s just hype and hot air for me.

    • Windows client uses smart files, so you can choose if a file is available offline (sync to PC) or online only (sync only stub/placeholder). That’s more granular than selective folder sync.

      For Mac client, traditional folder based selective sync is still available.

      • Jay Gallman

        I think you may be confusing the OneDrive consumer product with the OneDrive for Business product which are two entirely different animals. Not to mention that as of today there is not a released client for the latter on the Mac platform.

        • Partial syncing works fine. Right click, “make available offline” or “make available online only”.

          I have about 800GB in my OneDrive and have only a couple gig synced down into my Surface, for example. Works fine.

          • Jay Gallman

            You’re right those options do appear for OneDrive Consumer, they *are not* options in OneDrive for Business (component of Office 2013). If you don’t have both products you really can’t comment on the differences.

      • bryce white

        of course when you talk about mac you’re referring only to OD and not OD for Biz as there is STILL no mac client available for Biz

    • Alex Cruz

      This is our exact concern, Jay. There needs to be some form or throttling similar to what you can do with Outlook cached mode in Office 2013. Otherwise, local disks will not be able to support this “unlimited” option.

    • David Roden

      I’m with you , Jay. OneDrive For Business is seriously flawed. More storage I can’t use is the last feature I want. How about a Mac client, granular sync, better external sharing, an Outlook plugin that does something useful, like replacing attachments – you know, the kinds of things most of the other file sharing tool shave been doing for years!

      • David– most of that is coming, or is in place already. From the O365 roadmap:

        OneDrive for Business Sync for Mac
        Mac OS X will get a standalone desktop sync client application that enables desktop syncing between a user’s OneDrive for Business folder in Office 365 and his or her computer.

        Selective sync is already available–you can make folders available just online or offline.

        On October 8, they announced the rollout of the attachments feature:
        When you send an email in OWA, you can easily insert a link to a file on your OneDrive for Business cloud drive instead of attaching the file itself.
        When you send an attachment from your computer or device you can now automatically upload the file to your OneDrive for Business cloud drive and share the file as a link to that location.

        • Jay Gallman

          Pete – Can you give a link to how to implement on-line off-line options in the OneDrive for Business client? I’ve been running it for some time, and to the best of my knowledge, those options are not in the client as it exists at this time.

          Yes the OneDrive for Consumer client does have that ability, and I make use of it. Which is precisely why I’m frustrated by the inability to do it in the OD4B client.

          • Chris Woodward

            Hey, i have posted this before but here goes.

            Open OD4B on Office365 and click the Settings Gear
            Click Add an App and then select Document Library
            Name it whatever you want, we use Archive or OnlineOnly
            On the next page, click on your new Document Library
            You now are in your new OD4B folder.
            You can Click Sync if you want it to be another synced folder or just leave it and it will be ONLINE.
            You should then go to the Library ribbon and open with Explorer and add a shortcut to your Windows Explorer folder. I like putting it right into the existing Synced OD4B folder so that it looks like just another folder to an end user.

            Hope that helps. You can do this over and over. I have 3 right now. They all show up in the apps as well.
            You can have multiple synced and multiple not synced (online only).


          • Concerned

            With all the businesses using OneDrive at work, and now an embedded way in Outlook to offload attachments, how do you maintain visibility on what is stored offline? How do you ensure employees are not stealing Intellectual property, or other significant data? How do you keep real-time tracking on the sharing of that data?

    • Paul Kovacic Jr.

      It may be hot air for you somehow (although I don’t see how you are unable to make use of this awesome feature unless you don’t need the space) but I am elated as is my business team. Great move by Microsoft. Unlike the haters out there, I have loved this company for more than thirty years. Some of their competition won’t even be alive that long. Thank you Microsoft!

    • I totally agree. The limitations of only being able to sync 20,000 files with OneDrive is what prevents our business from being able to use it.

      • Totally agree. the 20k file sync limit renders it pointless for most businesses. Unlimited storage is not a bonus when you have 100k files of 1MB or less. Letters and documentation don’t take up storage space, but even small professional-services businesses with only a couple hundred clients cannot work within this 20k limit.

      • That’s my issue with it too. It is not unlimited. There is a 20k file limit. It’s unusable for my business because of that.

        • The 20k limit is only in the client, not in the storage. If you access the store using explorer you can put up to 30 million files in a single document store. You can also create multiple document stores if that is not enough (using the my-sharepoint web portal).

          Create one document store and sync it using the onedrive client. Put all files there that need active syncing. 20k should probably suffice then. Create additional stores and put the more static stuff there. If you really need more than 20k of files actively synced, that is also possible: just make the additional stores available offline. Each one can hold an additional 20k of files.

          • Chris Woodward

            This is how I solved most of these issues in my business.

            You can create a few OD4B libraries and choose which ones you want to sync or not. This gives you the ability to operate very similar to OneDrive and bypass many of the limits.

            It’s super easy to implement and is virtually seamless for the end user.

            I mention how to to it in one of my other posts.

    • You can set it so that the files are available online-only, so you download them individually as you need them. This means you can have terabytes worth of files in the cloud, but only download them individually. ****, you could even store movies in there and just download them when you want to watch them. Obviously you’ll need internet connection consistently, but if you want to rely on the cloud then that’s all you’ve got for the moment.

      • Anders Lund

        Could you please explain to me, how to make files available on the Office 365 OneDrive client? I know how to do it on the consumer version of OneDrive.

    • I couldn’t agree more especially when it comes to Windows 7 which we haven’t all yet left behind.

      While my Windows 8 computers works fine with selective sync, where I can sync on individual folder or even file level, Windows 7 syncs my whole OneDrive. Which gets unbearably slow when you’ve reached over 140.000 files and over 250 GB. RAM consumption of the OneDrive client is huge, and the time for initial login is between 30-45 minutes until it’s sync’ed itself fully.

      (As comparison, the OneDrive client on Windows 8 is fast but frequently suffers from the incorrect status problem as discussed by many in the MS community forums, though this is more an annoying problem never knowing if you’re in sync or not, since status is wrong but sync still works).

      Apart from that I love how OneDrive has moved up as a major player in terms of availability and capacity and this volume increase sounds really interesting, though the O365 with 1TB storage consumer package is already in itself a very good deal.

    • Chris Woodward

      Hey, i have the same complaint but have found a workaround.

      Go to your OD4B tab on Office365, Click the Settings Gear and Select Add App.
      Add a new Doc Library and call it Online Only or Archive or whatever you want.
      Now, open that in Windows Explorer and create a shortcut to it. You can even put a shortcut right in your OD4B folders so you don’t have to look elsewhere.

      Now, just don’t click Sync for this folder and these files are ONLINE ONLY.

  4. Way to go Microsoft!

    • But we still need selective sync, both for not syncing folders we don’t want and because we need to be able to edit not only Office files but all shared files in their respective programs.

  5. Hi, I am using windows 8.1, I have one drive pre-installed as metro app. I have Microsoft Office 2013+ installed (I didn’t installed one drive), will I get unlimited storage?
    Thank You for answers.

    • im.thatoneguy

      The title says Office365 Subscribers. You are not an Office 365 Subscriber so no.

  6. I purchased office 2013 for one computer at a set price. Do I still get unlimited OneDrive storage?

    • Ameer Matani

      No I don’t think you do, this is for Office 365 Subscribers who used to get 1TB of storage and pay monthly for the service. They simply removed that limit for the monthly subscribers.

      • Or yearly, you can pay for Office 365 monthly, yearly or even for four years (Office 365 University).

  7. WOW! now this is impressive.. now they’ll have to bump the new 10gigs file limit per file to something like 100gigs! 😉

    • Fully agree. The 10GB limit is still something that stops me from abandoning other cloud services. If that can be set to 20GB I would be able to do so.

  8. As others have mentioned, while this is welcome news, there are other limitations that need to be addressed first. Namely, the 20,000 item sync limitation in OneDrive for Business as well as the 10 GB file size limit.

    At the already impressive 1 TB storage limit, 20,000 files would have an average size of 52 MB – clearly not what you would expect for Word docs or a PDFs…

    • Jay Gallman

      Stephen, nice to see I’m not the only one that’s done that math. Unless I work with a lot of video content, there’s no way I can approach that 1 TB.

      • See my comment above, it is easy to work around this 20k limit. It is 20k per store for the client. Use a windows Explorer or WebDav connection to store files (up to 30 Million files) or use multiple stores (20k per store actively synced). You can easily fill up that 1TB now and add more next year 😉

  9. Too bad OneDrive’s UI is so terrible, otherwise I might actually consider this.

  10. Ameer Matani

    This is why I love OneDrive, thanks Microsoft!!!

  11. so when is unlimited storage coming to Azure? Blob storage (and the related blob file services) are still rather expensive for any notable capacity.

  12. Great news but when I try to get on the list, it says that I do not have office 365 account which I actually do. Temporary bug?

    • I’m having the same issue – my personal OneDrive is not linked to my Office365. Nor has there been a way to do that. I’m hoping I don’t have to go and setup a personal account with the corporate email address now cause that would suck.

      What would also suck is if it makes more sense to use OneDrive now that there is unlimited storage for my company. We just spent the last year migrating everyone off of OD to OD4B.

  13. what if it is affected by cryptowall virus?..The same thing happened to me…Unfortunately i stored all my files in one drive ,now with this **** virus i cant access to my files,pics in any of my devices …
    whats great in cloud concept if it is prone to nasty viruses.Unless you guys fix this security issue **** with your one drive

    • Are you sure it was not your computer that got the virus and encrypted you files? Which where then synced to OneDrive.

      Also, the general rule is that all files should be stored at least at three different places, one should really be a backup version.

      You should really start with CrashPlan.

  14. I agree with Stephen & Jay. The OneDrive for Business 20,000 item sync limitation makes it unusable for us. Plus, since our small business does not have a SharePoint expert, it is super confusing to administer. It would be nice if Office 365 Business plans had the option to use the consumer version of OneDrive with all the extra space rather than being stuck with OneDrive for Business that for us is confusing, limited, and glitchy.

    One day I hope for a OneDrive product that can simply allow us to sync, without file number limitations, the shares on our Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials between the server, the cloud, and users.


      I do agree! with limitations it not works!!!!!

    • Honestly the whole groove/sharepoint/OD for business thing needs to be shelved and just simplify under the consumer client which at least works reasonably well, it also avoids a ton of confusion when discussing OD as people don’t understand that they are two products designed from different code bases.

  15. WHat about the free Office 365 for students subscription? Do they get this unlimited space, as well? The article is very ambiguous about what is meant by “university customers” and “…at no additional cost”.

    • It’s talking about the “Office 365 University” plan. If your school is providing O365 to you for free, then that’s different, but based on the article it sounds like all subscribers of Office 365 are getting unlimited. 🙂

    • Office University is a separate SKU – four-year subscription aimed at students working on their bachelors degree. No confirmation on Student Advantage / Faculty Benefit yet.

      • Well, 1 TB for student subscribers still isn’t bad… not equivalent to what Google Drive offers, but still not bad.

        Another issue is that Google Drive + Vault will give you reasonable compliance with various storage requirements, whereas I have not see if this is the case with OneDrive.

  16. Microsoft is the best! 🙂 Now THAT is competitive pricing. Unlimited storage + Office 365… now that’s value.

    • Not compared to GAE (Google Apps for Education) which is totally free, good for life, and which offered unlimited storage + Google Vault before this announcement. Microsoft once again is trying to play catch up and only because it feels it has to try to match what others already provide.

          • Of course, the storage space provided by Google is for use with GOOGLE APPS. That kind of limits the kind of files you can have on there. Besides, if ANY of my employees waste time with Google Apps instead of being PRODUCTIVE (SmartArt, PivotTables, Multi-Workbooks, etc.), I will FIRE them on the spot.

          • Anonymous

            There is not that sort of restriction as to what kind of file types you stoe on Google Drive (Microsoft Office files are welcome). Our students are our primary users of Google Drive — are you suggesting they be fired?! 🙂

  17. Thats what exactly I need – backup all my company servers encrypted backup to the ondrive account!

    Thanks Microsoft, your petabytes will be at handy, now our four robotic libraries are things from the past.

    Even if its a bit slow, I can wait, because it is like Amazon Glacier, but at a nanofraction of cost.

  18. davidacoder

    When, oh when, will we git offline sync for shared folders? EVERY single other cloud storage offering has that, has had it for years, at this point I just completely don’t understand why that is not your top priority. The net effect of this is that I’m using OneDrive for my personal files, but anything where I collaborate with others goes to gdrive..

  19. Way too slow! We need more speed, not storage! I can’t even watch my lumia Backups due to download speed limit of about 300kb/s!

  20. Mark Kanges

    No way. Some people are saying it is flawed. That’s enough for me. I would not trust my data to that on line. For less than 100 bucks you can get an external hard drive that will do the same thing, and you aren’t paying for it every month.

    • How is it flawed? Also, this is for Office 365, you get Office which is the main idea. As TechCrunch said it “Storage is a feature.”. Not only do you get the full Office suite you now get unlimited OneDrive storage.

      Secondly, you can pay yearly.

      Thirdly, OneDrive is great for synchronizing and sharing documents and folders online. Not something you buy a HDD for. Use OneDrive to have the latest files available on all you devices and accessible via any (modern) web browser. For safekeeping of you files you should use a dedicated backup program, like CrashPlan. The program itself is free and allows you to backup you files to other PC’s you own, a friends PC or a HDD. Works with Windows, Mac and Linux.

    • I have around 8TB of data. Show me where I can get an external 8TB drive for less than $100.

      • Also, Google Drive will also allow you to upload a single file as large as 5 TB. What’s Microsoft’s largest file size allowed, hmmm? Google Drive share options are way more sophisticated at this point, as well.

        • So what are you doing here? Go talk Google on Google product pages. Not everyone backs up pirated software, games, music or videos! Some of us don’t NEED terabyte file size support. A couple of hundred megs – perhaps a gig or two – are perfectly fine for most of us.

          • Anonymous

            If I want to store some ArcGIS data or research data in a zipped file or scientific data from image processing applications, hundreds of megabytes or more per file are not at all uncommon. Your needs should not dictate the restriction of those of others.

  21. Casper Thule

    As long as it is not possible to share folders in the onedrive desktop app I will keep to Dropbox.

      • Not in the OneDrive desktop app (you can see the folders shared with you on the desktop).

        • This blog really need to be able to edit comments.

          You can NOT see the folders shared with you when using the desktop app. The folders are not synced and it’s one of the biggest limitations with OneDrive.

  22. Why in the world does the “” app need access to **** near everything in my Live account? My contacts? No. My photos? What the f!$k? I hope that was just some moronic oversight and not something more nefarious.

    • Because to share you need access to contacts. for auto photo backup, pictures.

    • You need to find out if your university has a Microsoft subscription advantage. Contact your IT department.

  23. Anony Mous

    now all the refugees from Bitcasa will swarm over to OneDrive and abuse this unlimited storage. wonder what precautions will be taken by OneDrive to avoid people from mounting their service as a filesystem (github has a couple projects that are doing this) to utilize the storage/service as a hard drive rather than a backup/syncing service.

  24. If only we had this kind of competition with cable internet and tv…

  25. I wish I can use it but Windows 8.1 with the latest updates does not sync correctly, when the network is interrupted, the sync stops and you must restart the computer to get it working correctly 🙁

  26. I’d love to see this combined with client-side encryption so that we can store anything without fear that a Microsoft security breach or a subpoena with gag order can lead to our files being accessed without or knowledge or permission.

  27. Increase the file sync to unlimited and add in some security features such as remote wipe and you’ll be in the running. Right now it seems like Microsoft is just trying to keep up with the game and missing the point. It’s still no good for Business.

  28. Soo, no central repository per company and no Mac app for the business version.. yay.
    You’re investing where you shouldn’t, Microsoft… why do I have to go to another provider for a central storage for my whole company.. uh uh

  29. webbrewers

    Nice idea but as usual, appalling implementation. I went to the preview sign up page and entered my consumer onedrive id. That doesn’t work of course because it’s not a 365 id. I have an active 365 account but Sharepoint only – so I can’t complete the msft account sign up process with it because no email so I can’t receive the verification email.
    Ok, so I made a domain based email address that’s also an active 365 user a microsoft account so I could get the verification email.
    Hours later, still nothing.
    If you need a 365 id that’s also a msft account and have a 365 account but no 365 email, how do you sign up for this? Doesn’t Msft think any of this through?

    • Chris Woodward


  30. When they say unlimited ODB, what is the threshold? Petabytes? Exabytes? Zettabytes? or a Yottabyte?

  31. You guys are awesome! I love it! Thank you, thank you!

  32. I’m with Jay, Stephen & Charles.

    Until the sync client is significantly upgraded and fixed, more storage is the last thing Business customers want or need. We can’t utilise the 1Tb that we get currently. It’s a nice gesture, sure, and it grabs headlines, but I’d prefer to see the effort involved in rolling this out directed instead to fixing the sync client.

    We’ve been trying for a year to make this work in our business, and it’s just not an enterprise-ready solution. It’s a real shame when the free Consumer version of the “same product” offers more features (smart files, selective sync, no file name character restrictions, robust syncing & conflict resolution, etc) than the paid-for Enterprise version. Yes, I’m aware of the differences between the platforms and why they differ so, but as a customer, frankly, I don’t care. I want it to Just Work, and to continue doing so across all 700 users we have – not a large business by a long stretch. I need to be able to administratively configure the sync partnerships and report via SCOM on any high rates of sync failures. All things that the product just cannot do.

    I’m sure it will get there, and personally I can’t wait for the day – it’ll be a no-brainer when it does. It’s just frustrating that there’s a few areas where it currently falls a bit short.

  33. For business users, there is still the 2GB-per-file limit…

    • Chris Woodward

      Thanks, that was interesting to read.

  34. Every time I run the App on my iPhone they ask me again to sync my pictures that I have on my iPhone to pictures file on one drive, I should press yes every time because one time I pressed the button No and one drive deleted all the Pictures file that I have on one drive, I hope they fix the problem in the next update 🙂

  35. Mike Smith

    Any chance of the number of files becoming unlimited? I’ve hit the 20,000 file count limit with less than 10GB of data.

  36. Maxx Nielsen

    I have had onedrive ever since it was still skydrive in 2010, and now, my 365 and my onedrive account are completely seperate. I cant get the unlimited storage because of this. does anyone know what to do? Please help!

    • You need to login at the office 365 portal to link your 365 subscription and onedrive account

      • Chris Woodward

        Hmm, more info?

        In my Office365 account. Where do I go from there?

  37. I have to say the universe works in mysterious ways. For the past week, following a hard drive mishap, I’ve been trying to consolidate my files. In the past everything from Bitcasa to Dropbox to GDrive to OneDrive have been used. Basically, everything was all over the place. As a now-former Technet subscriber, I’m still using MS Office. But as mentioned, my hard disk died and I’m looking to just have one “go to place” for my files. This move has basically helped me make my choice. Presently utilizing an Android phone and have an iPad, but OneDrive as worked well on both for me. Gdrive works, just that have encountered issues in the past. Thanks for upping the max on the storage size, I think my search is over.

  38. As soon as Microsoft treats non-Windows users with some amount of respect this will be a great thing. I know a Mac client is on the way, but I also hear it won’t even have the ability to sync shared files. No new Office for Mac in sight, and I hear Lync “vNext” isn’t until 2016.

    • They treat Android an iOS users better than WP users.

  39. I am done with Microsoft Office and this will not entice me to pay a subscription for access to software!

  40. Good move for some of your files but not for business.

    What about privacy and security of your files? Microsoft can read your files. Creepy to have them index and mine your personal photos and docs.

    It’s better to use, a far more secure and encrypted cloud drive with both Windows and Mac support.

  41. Good move for some of your files but not for business.

    What about privacy and security of your files? Microsoft can read your files. Creepy to have them index and mine your personal photos and docs.

    It’s better to use, a far more secure and encrypted cloud drive with both Windows and Mac support.

  42. How about Office 365 Solo delivered at Japan??

  43. This is good and all, but could the o.365 community get some DKIM on email too? That’d be greaaaat.

  44. Awesome, that really rocks!
    The thing is, the number of files is not really that high – even a passionate smartphone photographer could exceed the limit by adding some of his sound files…
    Nontheless, the price is great!

  45. Ritesh Agarwal

    Great work. The following need to be done:
    1. Upload speeds are very slow
    2. The MAC OS app needs to be improved
    3. Ability to share folders from desktop
    4. Ability to sync any folder from any drive

    • Bob Harvey

      it would be cool to be able to ftp files into onedrive too.

  46. I use it in my Yosemite OS and today was released a new version of the OneDrive App for Mac OS X. I was hoping that it will fix the bug that keeps OneDrive process at 100%, draining all my battery and turning my laptop into a snail. But it still the same! Please fix this issue! OneDrive is such a good product, but until you get this strait in Macs, I cannot use it.

  47. Sign up is not working for my account. It tells me that it is not associated to my University, but it most certainly is. Others in my office get the same message. No support link to report it that I can see, so I’m posting it here!

  48. Microsoft,

    You have to make OneDrive for Business the same as OneDrive for Consumers. The fork of Groove / SharePoint Workspace makes it harder to manage files than OneDrive for Consumers. If you do this, you will dominate cloud storage solutions.

    That is all.


    • Chris Woodward

      THIS !

    • Steve Frank

      Nailed it!

  49. Office 365 and OneDrive are great products on paper, but the Code of Conduct prohibits storage of material thats not only personal, but also legal, i e copy righted material such as photos of family, friends (or even clients of photographers) which “depicts nudity of any sort including full or partial human nudity or nudity in non-human forms such as cartoons, fantasy art or manga”. This could be a day at the beach with friends or family. I will not risk loosing personal memories, or even worse, if I were a pro-photograper, loosing my clients portfolios.
    There have been several reports of this happening, and Microsoft has reportedly has admitted to this practice.
    I support the fight againts piracy, child abuse etc but the way it’s carried out by Microsoft as of now makes it a high risk trust issue to use their services.

  50. It is great and awesome, anything is technology and online works. All service as work online, power point and excel online are just new to me so I have to learn more , try and use to it. thank

  51. How about some Auditing options!

  52. How about some Auditing options!

  53. When you purchase an Office 365 Product you usually get a certain amount of free storage for OneDrive, right? I purchased Office 365 through my university’s software shop, which meant I had to create a special account for that (Account name: Email-Address A). I tried to link this account to the one I am using OneDrive with (Account name: Email-Address B) but I did not succeed. How can I connect these two accounts?

  54. Chris Woodward

    How do you link a OD4B account to a personal OneDrive account?

  55. Rho Hopkins

    One drive for customers

  56. I badly need the file version support for all file types. This is the only critical feature missing in OneDrive for me.

  57. Jose Llerena

    I have a Sony Xperia Z2 one drive automatically backups the photos I take, which I think its a great feature, less worry and more eficient.

    +1 for Microsoft and Sony 🙂


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  59. Hoy me colocaron 10 TB en OneDrive Que bueno xD

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  60. Please add the option to have several folders to sync/backup. I have several drives dedicated to different content, and because of this I have to manually upload pictures and home videos one and one!

    It’s just maddening that MS thinks we are going to move all our files to the sync folder! Let us have as many as we want!

    • Joe Oldendick

      I agree….we need to be able to select folders in different locations/drives…

  61. my onedrive shows 10TB now.. I’m guessing that’s what MS means by unlimited? (not complaining, still very happy with the extra storage for EVERYTHING!)

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  63. Christian Dempski

    This is just epic! I mean, I am relying on that 30GB I have now, which won’t last long as there are constant photo + video uploads (by me of course) from my phones and tablets. Thank goodness I’m getting a Office 365 sub soon.

  64. i am office 365 subscriber, one thing that i really want for onedrive is PASSWORD SHARING!

  65. I just checked the OneDrive website and my storage has increased from 1 TB to 10 TB!!! Not quite unlimited storage but not bad!!

    • i got 10Tb today too. i think this is the first step to unlimited.

  66. Although I got upgraded to 10TB, I didn’t get the e-mail like some people got.

  67. What will happen when I cancel my O365 subscription? Will I continue to get unlimited space on One Drive? Or they will reduce my space and delete the files I already have there?

  68. Are there plans to remove the 10 GB limit on file size too?

    • Suleman Raja

      Well it hasn’t been to long since Microsoft increased the file size limit to 10GB. So, can’t see any more increase any time soon. Probably in a couple of years maybe

      • Tiago Calhau

        This limit of 10 GB maximum file size is ridiculous! You shouldn’t have any kind of maximum file limit! Or have a limit as 1 TB. 10 GB is too little!

  69. Not got anything upgrade yet 🙁

  70. The Unlimited Space is a cool concept, but I have 40+GB without it or any other promotions now, which is enough for me to keep some stuff backed up off my PC.

    But I’ve deactivated my Office 365 Personal and won’t come back. The Android apps simply are way too late and I need something that works decently now. Office for Android is just terrible as an editor at the moment (behind Drive Apps and many Third Party Office Suites like Polaris and OfficeSuite Pro) and OneDrive hasn’t done anything else worthwhile to differentiate itself from other cloud storage providers (no decent media functions, etc.). It doesn’t even display PDF Files.

    The only Office App I have on my PC or smartphone is OneNote, but I’m looking for ways to eliminate that as well (maybe S Note..?) as the app is too bulky for the limited functionality it provides and doesn’t compare to S Note and others in terms of feature sets and what you can actually insert into a Note. Also, OneNote’s UI is terrible on smartphones. Microsoft should not have given the Android smartphone app the same UI as the Windows 8 Metro/Modern App. It doesn’t make sense.

    Just have to move all my stuff off of now. Though I will miss the Task synching, I think I can replace that with Wunderlist. I still use Skype, though I’m getting tired of waiting for them to fix group messaging (push notifications) and port the iPhone UI/UX to Android.

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  72. george ionescu

    exelent job microsoft !!! i am from romania and i have a mounthly payment for office 365 with is excelent and also a whooping 10TB of storage on my one drive, witch for me is unlimited already. excelent

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  74. Is it unlimited yet?

  75. Joan Manuel

    Waiting for promised unlimited storage for office 365 in Spain… At this moment still with 1 TB of space per user … I will buy it when unlimited arrives for us

  76. Michael Ross

    North American User…. still no unlimited with Office 365…. where’s the unlimited?

  77. Tom Normann Trender

    No unlimited storage in Norway either. When will it arrive?

    • Norwegian here too. Not seeing the promised wonderland on my account either.

  78. Chris Jones …goto **** hoaxer!

    • For me it’s ok, i have 10Tb now ! for one user ! yeeeeaaaaaaaaaah ! thank you ! ^^

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  81. Claudio Raphael

    I have the signature of the office 365, signed up and so far have not seen change from space.

    How long does it take? There is still this promotion?

    Not got upgrade. 1TB is too litle really.

  82. Still don’t have unlimited and my Onedrive space is full, meaning I can’ backup anything for the last 3 weeks. I’ve spent a little under 10hrs with support trying to get the bump to unlimited. They act like they have no idea what I’m talking about, one even said 10TB is unlimited and that nobody was getting actual unlimited. It’s the whole reason I paid for a year’s subscription to Office 365 Home and I feel ripped off.

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  86. I would welcome an article on your Blog that discusses copyright protections and level of privacy regarding content and files stored on OneDrive as well as any files created with Microsoft Mobile products. This is not a minor concern as many online services attempt to hijack the rights of creative professionals. The ideal situation and only acceptable one would be no one other than the account holder has the right to access or use anything stored on OneDrive. Privacy and protection of personal data is really quite simple. Exceptions to ones privacy and personal rights is the only reason your explanation would need to be complicated. Can you write a straightforward article that does not side step or gloss over what users can expect, and can these guarantees be implemented by default?

  87. I found this notice to be somewhat confusing.

    is it saying that for Office365 customers a benefit of unlimited storage for both the OneDrive consumer product and the OneDrive for Business product are being offered?

  88. What I really need is unlimited file size uploads. This is the part where things begin to break – 20GB video files can’t be backed up! Sucks.

  89. Thx OneDrive!

  90. Will the unlimited storage apply to SharePoint too? A 10Gb vs unlimited makes it look much less attractive option for collaborative document storage.

  91. And we are in almost March of 2015, I am an office subscriber and….no unlimited storage, neither 10 Tbyte… disappointed.

  92. Mmmmm… So, where is the “unlimited storage from $6.99” exactly? I can see only 1TB option, and it is for 10EUR, which is about $11. Another Great Microsoft BS (TM).

  93. Ok… So the post was made almost 5 months ago. Can we get an ETA of when this unlimited storage will be officially rolled out?

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  95. Has anyone seen any roadmap/future plans to up the 2gb file upload limit for OD4Biz?

  96. I lost my suscribe to Office365, but already renew it, but i dont have the 10Tbs of space, is there any help for this?

    • I’m in the same boat as you Alan. Was late with my payment and lost my 10TB due to that. Now I’m back to 1TB which is already filled up, so I can’t upload anything anymore.

      • so, what do you think? are we going to get our 10TB back? i already tweet to @Office365, and they told me the unlimited space is still avaiable but i cant get it back.

  97. Will this Unlimited Storage be available for Office 365 Developer Subscriptions too ?

  98. OneDrive as a backup to dump as much as possible prior to upgrading. You certainly put a new spin on a subject that’s been written about for years.


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  100. For one reason, I can’t see all of this article, the text keeps disappearing? Are you using something crazy?

  101. Today I renewed my Office 365 Home Premium subscription and LOST the 10TB storage which had previously had. The support teams of both OneDrive and Office365 act as if then know nothing about it. I have the transcripts of my communications with them, just in case.

    Any suggestions?

  102. I’m moving to Amazon Cloud for my photos unlimited storage for prime members. OneDrive costs too much.

  103. I suspect that MS may have jumped the gun before being certain of what the future holds. Once they unleash the unlimited storage, it would be a lot harder to change plans/space/storage media, etc.
    It may have something to do with Azure and the like.

  104. This is a wonderful service but it’s very unfortunate that my OneDrive account (view my Office 365 Family account) is out of space at 1TB.

    Any ideas of how to get upgraded to Unlimited?

  105. Unlimited storage is nearly meaningless until OneDrive gets rid of the 20,000 file and folder limit. When is OneDrive going to break the 20K file barrier?

    • Frederick

      There is no file and folder limit.

      • But there also is no unlimited storage despite what this blog states. I read this, signed up for a year of Office365. Recently I started getting errors that my OneDrive was full. I contacted MS tech support and they said I get 1tb. I also talked others into signing up for this based on unlimited storage and have to break the news to them.

        Now I need to figure out how to solve this problem. I’ll start backing up photos on Amazon and Flickr and I’m going to stop using office products and go back to Google docs.

  106. I registered my Account for unlimited Storage a while ago but there is still nothing happening. I guess this is just marketing to fool us in buying office 365. There is no unlimited Storage. You get 1TB not more.

  107. I had unlimited, but then it was removed. Is this no longer an offer?

  108. Kyle Cameron

    When are we getting our unlimited storage, Microsoft? It’s been more than a few months…

  109. David Peng

    I had the extra 10TB of storage from this last October shortly after I clicked and register in the link mentioned above. But I let my O365 subscription expired last March which but had renewed after a couple of days. However, the 10TB never got put back. 🙁 I really hope OneDrive Team release this feature last month.

  110. guess this unlimited promise is never going to happen. bummer – looking like switching to amazon might be the best thing to do because they actually ARE unlimited and charge a bit less and have actual customer service who actually reply to concerns.

    bummer. wish i could get my money back. waited months for the “unlimited” data – never happened… and from what i see above, a few people lost their unlimited data and never got it back.

    really bad move to announce something and not make it happen and even worse take it away from the few you already gave it to if their subscriptions had to renew.
    two thumbs down.

  111. So, I was thinking about this, but not I would not get subscription. Not getting unlimited.

  112. Anonymous

    Unlimted doesn’t work

  113. Could we get an update on this Chris Jones or Phil Smoot? After 7 months will this actually be rolled out? All of the Microsoft Escalation Analysts, Support Engineers, Billing Specialists, Technical Support Engineers, and Chat Specialists I’ve been in contact with are powerless to do anything and lack the tools necessary to make any meaningful changes to the system so far.

  114. I registered last year here and i still got 10 TB on my Office 356 University. No problems using 2 TB of that till now.

  115. So is the unlimited storage going to happen or not, and if so when. We moved to 365 specifically to get it to store large graphics and photo files.

  116. I have purchased an annual subscription only for the unlimited storage, but until now I only have 1.2 tb because I signed in the beta website before purchasing office 365, and now I’m stacked. I’m angry to say the least.

  117. W v roessel

    After one year in the netherlands I stil,got 1Tb with office 365 subscription. When does Microsoft give away the unlimited space as promised in this newsitem???????

  118. hello,

    what’s about the announced unlimited space for one drive business?
    it’s a real mess, it took me hours to get a customer account with more than 20′ files working again.

    the only thing you read in advertisements is 1tb space, but you have to have a search dog to find the limitations 20′ over all / 5′ per dir
    microsoft, that is no serious way to get clients!

  119. Still waiting for unlimited too. Signed for that…

  120. I am hitting the 1 TB limit too, I am on O365 Business.

    Was hoping this unlimited woud be activated by now.

  121. It became 50TB from 10TB. Thank you very much.

    When you move a file, because you can only move up to 200 at a time, in the case where a lot of the file exists, it takes a very troublesome.
    If possible, it will be saved if accustomed to be able to move together about 10,000.

  122. when is this happening? I have 1TB….

  123. Still waiting for unlimited, been a 1TB for a couple months now…. Been a subscriber for nearly a year…


    NOBODY, until now, received the unlimited storage


  125. Unlimited storage supposed to be applied in 10 TB increments once the initial storage was reaching the limit. However, it looks like Microsoft overestimated its possibilities. Some users who signup on the indeed have received their 10 TB storage quota. But according to the latest response from Microsoft now they cannot guarantee when the unlimited storage will be applied for a particular account.

  126. Dylan Durdle

    I received the original 10TB in Dec 2015 but I have not received anything additional despite 5 email requests to onedrive over two weeks, plus a phone call that I spent 5 hours being bounced from one department to another department.

    My 10TB is all used up and I’m not able to add any new files.

  127. This is a joke. I spent all day trying to get above the 10 TB I was give last year. No one seems to know anything about this. Support thinks I’m crazy and no one will help. And some of the people I chatted & talked with were very rude.

  128. Seems like a lot of exciting new changes to Office 365! However Microsoft need to up their bar to make good on their promises. The unlimited announcement has been made for about a year ago yet it’s still not there.

    My OneDrive account is still with 1TB limit and I need more space to store stuff, I signed up on preview.onedrive but unfortunately there’s a virtual line and I don’t know how long I need to wait.

    As a minimum Microsoft could do a better job on updating us that **when** will it be delivered instead of keep people waiting in a invisible line with no commitment time.

  129. I’m waiting with two account for months now, I’m thinking to subscribe Amazon unlimited, very disappointed.

  130. Hello,

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  131. I’ve been on Microsoft Tech support all evening and I finally got them to confirm that the “unlimited” plan was not adopted as an actual feature of an Office 365 subscription. I’m really upset with them over this.

    • Payman Saqib

      So does that mean you will never get the “unlimited” or that you may get it some day they just don’t know when?

  132. I signed up about ten months ago but no “unlimited” storage, still being at 1TB. For “unlimited” storage I changed my Office 368 subscription from monthly to yearly. In European Union where I live this kind of behaviour can be called “misleading business practice”. Still thinking about doing something about this with consumer protection agency.

  133. I continue with 1TB .

  134. Miss Bill Gates with him things worked .

  135. Also,I have only 1TB
    and I’ve been on the list for 2 months
    nothing change.

  136. Ha, a classic bait-n-switch. I subscribed to O365 Family under the premise that OneDrive would upgrade in 1TB increments (that’s what support told me). After numerous go rounds and escalations, I too learned like many here that this is actually a non-feature. There is no unlimited OneDrive space nor will there ever be.

    I felt lied to an deliberately deceived. Nice business practice Microsoft! And you MS guys wonder why your competition such as Google and Apple is cleaning your collective clocks. 🙁

    After raising a huge stink I was able to get my subscription fees refunded at least. Still doesn’t adequately compensate for the weeks of time to sync/upload (and wasted bandwidth), plus dozens of hours on phone calls, chats, emails with MS “support” to get stonewalled. Nor does it endear me to buy future MS products. Brilliant move — to alienate your customers!

    • I just got off a chat from OneDrive support with the same news. I pointed the guy to this article and he had a hard time explaining what “unlimited” meant. There are a lot of cool things about Microsoft products, I do like a lot about OneDrive (and my Surface, Surface Pro, I’ve even been playing with a Windows Phone.) But I really feel duped with after paying for a year of what was to be “unlimited” storage only to run into the limit and be given a really weird explanation why.

      I could have signed up for Amazon’s cloud storage option. I wonder if their “unlimited” storage is really 1tb too?

      The Microsoft tech trying to explain what unlimited meant was pretty funny: “The idea with the unlimited storage is that you can max up your storage without limit by adding storage to what you currently have.”

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  138. Shame Microsoft have not honoured unlimited storage.

    Another example of the marketing arm spinning incorrect and untrue information.

    • Agreed. Shame on Chris Jones for writing lies.

  139. It’s been a year… and still no unlimited storage. My account is stuck at 1tb and I can’t sync or upload.

  140. frustrated

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    (In case you didn’t know, MS finally addressed this – it was all a false “promise” – see Ed Bott about how “unlimited” has been redefined.)

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    Trust Microsoft to do this time after time.

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  153. I just got an email stating that unlimited storage for Office 365 users is being discontinued. It stated the following:

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