Microsoft’s OneDrive is one of the most popular cloud storage services today.
It provides 5GB of free storage for free users, and can be used across almost any device, thanks to the official apps the Redmond company has released for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows PCs.
An additional advantage is that OneDrive is also available on the web, like most rival services (Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, etc). But OneDrive does have one more feather in its cap that outdoes its rivals, a desktop app which comes pre-installed on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It is built-in to the operating system, and integrates deeply with File Explorer.
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Windows 10 might have given Microsoft a good name this year, aggressive upgrade notifications aside.
But if there was one big mistake you can pin on the Redmond company, it is probably the OneDrive fiasco.
Here is a recap of what happened earlier. Back in November, Microsoft made a controversial announcement that it would stop offering the 15GB of storage, which it has been giving to the free users of OneDrive in the past.This was because some Office 365 Users, were using several Terabytes of server space for uploading personal files like, music and movies.
And instead of punishing its paid users for misusing the service, it was the free OneDrive users [...]
Last weekend, we saw Microsoft backtracking on its own words, regarding the change in the storage plans of its cloud storage service, OneDrive.
The Redmond company had drawn a lot of criticism from its users, after it had announced a month ago, that it would be reducing the storage limit for free users from 15GB to 5GB.
But, after a lot of negative feedback on the proposed move, the company apologised on the Microsoft Uservoice forums, and made a new announcement. It will be offering users to retain the free 15GB storage and the 15GB camera roll bonus, only if they claim for the same before the end of January, 2016. More on this from my previous write [...]
About a month and a half ago, Microsoft irked the wrath of its users, when it announced that its cloud storage service, OneDrive, will be cutting down on the free storage it offers.
The move came after the Redmond Company found that some its paying customers, (read Office 365 users), who were eligible for unlimited storage, were misusing the offer.
According to its findings, many Office 365 users were piling up to 75TB of their storage, to store music, movies, and other personal files, instead of documents. This resulted in free users being affected the worst, as the company reduced the free 15GB storage count to a meagre 5GB.
Users slammed Microsoft for [...]