Microsoft upgrades OneDrive for Business, Office 365 ProPlus accounts from 25 gigabytes to 1 terabyte of cloud storage

Microsoft has announced a major upgrade to its business cloud storage accounts, OneDrive for Business and Office 365 ProPlus accounts to 1 terabyte of storage per user.

Alongside the increased storage limits, the tech giant also announced increased data migration support for businesses moving their sync/share platform across to OneDrive for Business.

The increased storage allowances are also included for businesses that have taken up the company’s introductory half-price promotional offer. 

In an official blog post announcing the upgrade, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Office, John Case, had a dig both at “consumer” cloud storage providers such as DropBox, as well as enterprise providers such as Cisco.

“There are several solutions offered, many from companies that have sprung up to focus exclusively on this [cloud-based file storage and sync] market. Some have come from the consumer world and are new to the enterprise software market and the requirements around delivering enterprise-grade cloud services,” Case says.

“Others are focused on the enterprise, but only as a point solution. Few are prepared to meet the evolving needs of businesses looking for a holistic and comprehensive approach to meeting the full needs of their employees as they live a cloud first, mobile first work style.”

The upgrade is the latest in a string of OneDrive-related announcements from the tech giant’s new chief executive, Satya Nadella, who is repositioning the company with a  focus on cloud-services and mobile devices.

It also comes less than a week after Microsoft took control of Nokia’s devices and services division.

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