Microsoft Offers 1TB of Storage to OneDrive for Business Users

The company has increased storage space for business customers

By on April 30th, 2014 08:36 GMT

Microsoft goes on with its efforts to make cloud one of its key businesses, so today the company announced that storage space for OneDrive for Business customers would be increased from 25GB to 1TB per user.

In a post on the Office blog, Microsoft says that this boost in available storage space is offered to all customers starting today, while also revealing that Office 36 ProPlus customers will also get a similar increase to 1TB of storage capacity for each user.

The company then goes on to praise OneDrive for Business, saying that it also wants to help organizations migrate data from their existing solutions to its own cloud-storage service.

“OneDrive for Business has been part of Office 365 for some time, but earlier this month we announced a new standalone offer for OneDrive for Business, making it even easier for our business customers to get the file sync and share service that’s designed to meet the anywhere access, storage, scale, data security and compliance requirements organizations need,” Microsoft explained.

“OneDrive for Business is unique because it offers the flexibility of a reliable and secure standalone service, but is also a tightly integrated Office 365 service, offering enterprise-class productivity.”

Microsoft has also used the end of the blog post to nitpick some other cloud-based storage solutions on the market, emphasizing that OneDrive is the one storage service that's right for your need. Of course, it's up to the user to decide if that's really so.

“The cloud is about breaking down walls between people and information. Not building a new set of islands in the sky. Make sure you bet on a file sync and share solution that helps you embrace that,” Microsoft said.

OneDrive for Business is Microsoft's cloud-based storage solution aimed at enterprises and companies that are trying to store all their data in the cloud and come with multiple plans depending on how much space you need.

In addition to the standard OneDrive features, the Business version also brings auditing and reporting options, advanced administrator for granular control, multifactor authentication support, built-in standards compliance, and SSO/ADFS/Directory sync support. Pricing starts at $2.50 (€2.10) user/month with annual commitment and you can also purchase additional space for a very small fee.

Microsoft says that OneDrive for Business goes hand in hand with Office 365, its cloud-based productivity suite that also comes with a number of new features, including email, Active Directory integration, online conferencing, and enterprise social tools.

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