Microsoft offering a free year of Office 365 to some OneDrive users

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Last year, Microsoft announced some changes to OneDrive accounts, downgrading personal OneDrive accounts from 15 GB of free storage to only 5 GB, causing outrage and backlash from those users, only to later reverse the decision. However there was a catch, as users had to opt-in on a certain website to keep those extra 10 GB of storage. Well Microsoft is expanding upon that offer, emailing users with an offer for a free year of Office 365.

The offer is for an Office 365 subscription with a TB of free storage, and before you ask, yes you can turn off auto-renew so that you wont be charged after that free year. The email seems to be going to random users who opted to keep their 15 GB, though the email states it’s particularly for users who are approaching their limits, users who aren’t have stated that they’ve received the offer too. In addition to the free year of Office 365, Redmond is also offering 60 free Skye minutes per month.

The guys over at Reddit say to check your junk mail for the offer if you don’t see It in your inbox. Then again you may not have the offer a all. Check out the text from the email below.

Important changes to OneDrive

As you know, the amount of storage that comes with most OneDrive accounts is changing from 15 GB to 5 GB. You previously confirmed your desire to keep your 15 GB of free storage (and the 15 GB camera roll bonus if you have it).* As a result, your account will not be affected by these changes.

We also want to extend an offer that we are making available to users who are close to or will be over the new storage limits. You can claim a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal.** This subscription includes 1 TB of OneDrive storage. We want to apologize for any inconvenience these changes may have caused you. We listened to our users’ feedback, and we are committed to making OneDrive the best option for people who want to be productive and do more.

Thank you for using OneDrive. – The OneDrive Team

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