OneDrive storage saga.. Microsoft sees sense at last
December 11, 2015 Leave a comment
After making a monumentally stupid decision to claw back storage space from consumer OneDrive accounts it seems Microsoft have finally seen the light and relented on their decision… in part anyway.
Logging in this evening I spotted an interesting looking email from the Uservoice forum. Basically Microsoft have done what they should’ve in the first place and left long-term users’ current storage alone.
The backtrack on “unlimited” space has stayed in place though, which isn’t surprising really given how it was being used.
Unfortunately Microsoft have done themselves a lot of reputational damage in what they had left of the consumer space. This announcement is the first step in getting some pride back but judging by the comments it may be a bit too late to regain the trust of many contributors on the site.
Like most I signed up to Google Photos after the announcement but now end up in a better position having backups across both services so in a roundabout way it’s worked out well!
Many said that Microsoft wouldn’t go back on their policy but it just goes to show if enough people speak up it can make a difference… unless you take the more cynical view that this whole show is just a way of managing opposition to the reversal of the “unlimited” promises of barely a year ago 😉
If you currently have 15GB loyalty and \ or 15GB camera roll storage make sure you visit the link below asap to claim back your storage. Once done you should see the screens below 🙂
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Header image credit – Chris Marquardt