Last week Microsoft took the battle for cloud productivity suites to new levels by increasing online file storage from 20 gigabytes to 1,000GB or 1 terabyte for each Office 365 user.
The minimum cost to access the 1TB accounts were AU$9 a month for Office 365 Personal, $12 a month for Office 365 Home (up to five people), and business plans from $5.60 to $28.15 per user per month.
Microsoft also raised the amount of free storage from 7GB to 15GB for Microsoft OneDrive, its standalone cloud storage service that competes with Dropbox. OneDrive heavily reduced its prices to AU$2/month for 100GB storage (previously AU$8.99) and AU$4/month for 200GB storage (previously AU$13.99).
OneDrive users could receive up to 5GB in referrals by sending invitations to their friends.
And in a clear sign that Microsoft is targeting Dropbox, OneDrive users received 3GB for using OneDrive’s automatic camera backup feature (Android and Windows mobile devices only).
Microsoft has published a comparison guide for OneDrive showcasing its features – although at time of writing OneDrive’s free storage hadn’t been updated to 15GB.