Microsoft has dramatically increased the amount of storage in its OneDrive for Business service from 25GB to 1TB per user for US$2.50 per month. The increase to the standalone cloud storage service was cheaper than Google Drive, which charged US$9.99 for the same amount and undercut competitors Box (US$15/month, shared among three users) and Dropbox (US$15/month, unlimited storage).
Office 365 ProPlus customers’ OneDrive allowances were increased to 1TB storage per user and new subscriptions could sign up with the promotional pricing. New sign-ups cost US$2.50 per user per month as opposed to the standard US$5 per user per month, available from April 1 through to September 2014.
The company’s roadmap included a search and discovery solution called Oslo and Office Graph, a document conversations tool powered by Yammer. A native Mac OS sync program and native Android OneDrive for Business app was expected to be released later this year with auditing and reporting features, encryption at rest and data loss prevention.
Microsoft Office 365 had 400,000 technology partners selling OneDrive, including GoDaddy and Docusign, and the service earned the parent company US$2.5 billion per year.