Microsoft Doubles Free OneDrive Capacity to 15GB
Microsoft today overhauled its cloud storage service OneDrive and is offering more storage for less money at all price points. To start, Microsoft has increased the standard, free 7GB storage amount for all OneDrive users to 15GB. Microsoft's move puts OneDrive inline with Google Drive, which also offers 15GB for free. Customers who need more than 15GB in OneDrive can buy more if they so choose. Microsoft is asking $2 per month for 100GB and $4 per month for 200GB (previously $7.50 and $11.50, respectively). Further, Microsoft is increasing the OneDrive capacity available to all Office365 subscribers (professional, home, student subscriptions) to 1TB. The increases are all automatic and will go into effect next month.
Skype Now Lets You Dress Up Your Photos with Stickers and Effects
Skype has updated its mobile app with new tools for customizing pictures similar to Instagram and Snapchat. The photo effects include face stickers, captions, celebrity lookalikes, location and weather, and face swaps for adding a dash of whimsy to shared images.
OneDrive for Windows Grabs New Security Features
Microsoft today released a modest update to its OneDrive application for Windows Phone handsets. OneDrive now allows users to sign in with multiple Microsoft accounts on a single device.
OneDrive for Android Now Supports Video Streaming
Microsoft recently updated its OneDrive application for the Android platform with improved support for video content. OneDrive users can now stream videos stored online without leaving the OneDrive app.
Microsoft Drops Free OneDrive Storage from 15GB to 5GB
Microsoft plans to reduce the amount of storage available through OneDrive in an effort to stem abuse. Significantly, free OneDrive storage is being curtailed from 15GB to just 5GB for all users, including the 15GB camera roll storage bonus.
Microsoft Backtracks On OneDrive Limits
Microsoft, responding to a firestorm of customer complaints, has softened the hard line it is taking with free OneDrive storage. In November, Microsoft surprised everyone by eliminating the unlimited storage option and severely restricting the amount of free storage given to customers.