The gives of limitless cloud storage for enterprise customers are slowly disappearing. The most recent to ditch these plans is Microsoft, which is not providing an possibility for brand new clients to join a OneDrive for Marketing strategy that beforehand included limitless storage for subscribers.
Microsoft’s web site which exhibits the corporate’s cloud storage plans for enterprise now solely exhibits one stand-alone possibility, OneDrive for Enterprise (Plan 1), which is priced at $5 a month per consumer, and gives as much as 1TB of cloud storage, with the choice to go as much as 5TB relying on the variety of customers. It additionally gives 1TB of storage per consumer for its two Microsoft 365 Enterprise plans.
Beforehand, the corporate had another choice, OneDrive for Enterprise (Plan 2), that supplied limitless storage per consumer for $10 a month, if companies certified for that possibility. That individual plan, in line with TechRadar, was quietly eliminated someday in mid-July.
When requested for remark, a Microsoft spokesperson despatched TechRadar this assertion, which did not instantly verify the shutdown of OneDrive for Enterprise (Plan 2) however did verify it has made some adjustments to its OneDrive choices:
In response to buyer demand, Microsoft has streamlined the buying course of for patrons who use OneDrive for Enterprise standalone plans. Clients presently on these plans will nonetheless be capable of add seats and renew their license.
That appears to counsel that present OneDrive for Enterprise (Plan 2) subscribers with limitless storage will be capable of preserve utilizing the plan below these circumstances, at the least in the intervening time. Nonetheless, new subscribers are out of luck.
Microsoft’s assertion about streamlining its OneDrive plans “in response to buyer demand” is fairly imprecise. We do surprise if there merely wasn’t sufficient help for OneDrive for Enterprise (Plan 2) to maintain it going, or if one thing else is occurring.
Final week, Dropbox introduced it was ditching its limitless cloud storage plans for companies, with the corporate claiming lots of its clients abused these privileges for issues apart from file storage.