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Microsoft Starts Selling Consumer OneDrive Extended Storage Plans

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Microsoft is now permitting Office 365 customers to purchase extra increments of OneDrive storage, as officers mentioned the corporate would earlier this yr. Microsoft is enabling subscribers to its client plans to purchase as much as 1 TB of extra OneDrive storage, supplementing the 1 TB of storage they already get with their Office 365 subscriptions.

In June, Microsoft mentioned it might offer new, paid OneDrive Personal plans “in the coming months.” On September 23, Microsoft Director of Program Management Omar Shahine tweeted that the plans at the moment are obtainable to Office 365 Home and Personal prospects. (Thanks to MSPoweruser.com for the hyperlink to his tweet.)   

Consumer Office 365 subscribers can purchase extra storage in 200 GB increments for $1.99 monthly, as much as 1 TB of extra storage, totaling $9.99 monthly.

Officials mentioned the utmost quantity of storage Microsoft is permitting OneDrive shoppers to get shall be 2 TB (1 TB paid; one included of their subscriptions). There are at present no plans to supply extra, officers mentioned. Also, for many who have a number of customers with 1TB every beneath their Office 365 Home plan, solely the first account holder is eligible for the additional storage buy.

Microsoft has been rolling out one other new OneDrive choice known as OneDrive Personal Vault over the previous few months. OneDrive Personal Vault is a brand new protected space in OneDrive that customers can entry solely utilizing a second supply of id verification. 

Microsoft began making the characteristic, which is not going to price something extra, to OneDrive on the Web, OneDrive cell and Windows 10 PC customers beginning first in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Microsoft plans to make it obtainable to all of those prospects worldwide by the tip of calendar 2019. 

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