OneDrive for Business users will now get Unlimited Storage


Microsoft today announced that the tech giant is bringing back unlimited OneDrive storage for its business customers. The company announced that its Office Enterprise, Government and Education users will now receive OneDrive for Business unlimited storage. Here are the list of Office 365 plans that will offer unlimited OneDrive for Business:

  • Office 365 Enterprise E3, E4 and E5
  • Office 365 Government E3, E4 and E5
  • Office 365 Education
  • OneDrive for Business Plan 2 and SharePoint Online Plan 2

Microsoft will increase its business customers’ storage from 1TB to 5TB per user by the end of this month. The company is expecting this rollout to end by March 2016 – however, if you need extra OneDrive storage, you will be able to request it by contacting Microsoft Support. Additionally, Microsoft also launched the Next Generation Sync Client for Windows and Mac. The company states:

After a successful preview program, we are happy to report that the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client is now available for deployment. Our top priorities for this release were improved reliability and performance, as well as delivering core capabilities such as selective sync, support for large files up to 10 GB in size and removing the 20,000 file sync limit. For IT Professionals, we’ve provided the ability to silently deploy and configure the client on behalf of your end users. The OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client is available for Windows 7, 8 and 10 (8.1 support will be added in the first quarter of 2016) and Mac OS X 10.9 and above. The Windows client is available today with the Mac client being available before the end of December 2015.

Microsoft also announced that OneDrive for iOS will soon support offline storage, and it will be coming to Windows 10 Mobile in the second quarter of 2016. In addition to this, Office Lens for Android and Windows 10 Mobile will be gaining the ability to upload content to OneDrive for Business in the first quarter of 2016.

Alongside these new updates for customers, Microsoft is also releasing a new OneDrive for Business API. The API will allow developers to access OneDrive for Business files, and more. The company stated:

We are also releasing exciting new value for developers. First, we created a new OneDrive for Business API that allows developers to programmatically access OneDrive for Business files. The API includes support for thumbnails, search, large file upload and sync changes. Developers can write directly to the OneDrive for Business API or access it via the Microsoft Graph. We also provided new tools and SDKs for Universal Windows, iOS and Android—including support for simple “file picker” integration that enables import and export of OneDrive for Business content. Finally, we released an updated preview of a JavaScript Picker SDK for web app file management.

The company has released a video detailing the new updates for OneDrive for Business, take a look:

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