Microsoft begins to cut OneDrive unlimited quotas down to size

A while ago Microsoft announced that it would be cutting down free OneDrive Storage and limiting the max amount of Storage for Office 365 users. While users could up to that point request an increase to get unlimited data in 10TB increments, due to an abuse of this policy by some enterprising parties – Microsoft decided to make some drastic changes to OneDrive to much uproar and gnashing of teeth.

While the firm didn’t cut down storage immediately due to the uproar, it announced that (among other concessions to users) it would start stripping the excess storage from affected users from March 1, 2017 allowing users time to clean out their OneDrive storage if they were in excess. At this time, the process has already begun. OneDrive users who have over 1TB of OneDrive Storage should begin to see their storage cut down to 1TB.

In a statement to Neowin, the firm confirmed that these changes would take place over a 48 hour period, so if your OneDrive account is still showing over 10TB, Microsoft has just not gotten around to cutting it yet.

For the majority of users, 1TB of OneDrive Storage is still more than enough. In the case of cloud storage, its likely that Microsoft is now aiming for the lowest common denominators rather than extreme data hoarders.

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