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#1 ScathEnfys

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 11:01 PM

We want to let you know about some upcoming changes to OneDrive. On August 10, 2016, the amount of storage that comes with OneDrive will change from 15 GB to 5 GB. We are also discontinuing the 15 GB camera roll bonus. You can learn more at our FAQ.
There is no action you need to take, because your OneDrive account is currently below the new storage limits. Even though you aren't currently affected, we want to keep you updated on all important changes to OneDrive. If you'd like to check your account, you can visit the Storage page.
We realize these are big changes to a service you rely on. We want to apologize for any inconvenience they may cause you. We made a difficult decision, but it's one that will let us sustainably operate OneDrive into the future.
Thank you for using OneDrive.
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Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:45 AM

That sucks.  I haven't received the notice yet but it looks like that's the end of OneDrive for me.



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 08:54 AM

 Apparently this decision happened last year sometime. when they decided to limit other cloud storage options.  At the end of January last year you had the option to select to keep the 15 gb.  However i never noticed the notification.  Big supprise.

 

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Posted 07 May 2016 - 09:08 AM

What is it with cloud storage providers, loads of them seem to be doing this sort of thing lately? Has there been some sudden jump in the price of certain hardware or consumables they need? because I can't think of any other reasons why a cloud storage provider would ever need to suddenly decrease what they were offering. If they've been making a profit up until now offering X gigabytes for £Y then unless some operational cost for them went up I can't see why they'd need to change anything.
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Posted 07 May 2016 - 10:53 AM

 Apparently this decision happened last year sometime.

I am not aware of that.  Where did you get this information?



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 11:08 AM

 

 Apparently this decision happened last year sometime.

I am not aware of that.  Where did you get this information?

 

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/129265/20160130/base-microsoft-onedrive-storage-drops-to-5gb-end-of-january-heres-how-to-keep-your-15gb-free-onedrive-storage.htm



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 12:19 PM

 

 

 Apparently this decision happened last year sometime.

I am not aware of that.  Where did you get this information?

 

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/129265/20160130/base-microsoft-onedrive-storage-drops-to-5gb-end-of-january-heres-how-to-keep-your-15gb-free-onedrive-storage.htm

 

Yes, I already know that Microsoft said they wanted to reduce the amount of free OneDrive storage but subsequently allowed users to opt in to keep their storage.  What I am not aware of is that this last notice to reduce the storage was in the works since last year.  Where did you get that information?



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 12:51 PM

The original article l viewed on:

http://bgr.com/2016/04/25/onedrive-free-storage-limit-decreasing-july/

 

"If you saw earlier coverage of Microsoft’s announcement, you know that there was a way for free users to keep their 15GB of OneDrive storage after the switch is made. All you had to do was visit a special page on Microsoft’s website and click one button. Note the past tense in that last sentence — unfortunately, you had to click that button by January 31st, 2015 in order to keep your 15GB."

 

My guess is there was date confusion.  My applogies.



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 01:05 PM


You can learn more at our FAQ.

The OneDrive Team

 

Link to the FAQ, which indicates November of last year.






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