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.
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“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.