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OneDrive dumps unlimited storage, slashes free storage amount by two-thirds

Ian Paul | Nov. 4, 2015
Microsoft says a "small number of users" abused the OneDrive limitless storage offering and now it must go away.

The story behind the story: Microsoft’s announcement makes it seem like the “small number of users” taking advantage of OneDrive’s limitless storage are to blame for the storage cuts. That’s unlikely as Microsoft must have accounted for extreme data consumption when it first rolled out the offer last year. Microsoft’s OneDrive generosity is being cut short just as the company is looking to trim fat. Microsoft laid off 7,800 employees in July, and reportedly another 1,000 jobs last month just as its latest quarterly report saw a 12 percent revenue dip from the year previous. Reducing OneDrive limits for millions of users is a quick and easy way to cut costs as the company looks to boost its bottom line.

 

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