MICROSOFT HAS ANNOUNCED it will increase in-plan storage for customers of its Onedrive for Business service from a previously rather weedy 25GB to a full 1TB.
As cloud storage competitors battle for the hearts, minds and files of enterprise clients, Microsoft's latest move means the same deal will also apply to customers who received Onedrive accounts as part of their Office 365 Proplus subscriptions.
Microsoft has also promised support for organisations wishing to migrate their data from other services to Onedrive. Onedrive for Business is now available at reduced prices as Microsoft continues to lure customers. The service costs $2.50 per user as a standalone service or $1.50 per user for Office 365 Proplus users. According to the Onedrive blog, these prices will remain in force until September.
The business market has become a key battleground for the major cloud services, with Dropbox working hard to promote its own service, Box emphasising its enterprise credentials and Sugarsync withdrawing from the free market altogether to concentrate on paying customers.
Microsoft's John Case told readers of the company's Microsoft Office blog, "We believe Microsoft offers the most complete solution for businesses looking to maximize their employees' ability to create, collaborate, analyse and act - and sharing, storing and syncing are foundational to that."
Microsoft announced Onedrive as the new branding for Skydrive in February, after a legal wrangle with British Sky Broadcasting forced Microsoft to retreat from the name. µ