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Microsoft canceled unlimited storage OneDrive, which is behind what?

via:博客园     time:2015/11/15 11:30:28     readed:2183

Recently, Microsoft is closing its OneDrive unlimited cloud storage space program and change the terms of the service

The specific measures: unlimited use of space users of cloud storage space is limited to 1TB, cancel 100GB and 200GB scheme, instead is a monthly rent of $1.99 50GB of cloud storage space. Free users of the cloud storage space from 15GB to 5GB. In addition, Office365 Family Edition, personal edition and university users are no longer entitled to the limited space, but through the 1TB to get paid space.

In this regard, the OneDrive team explained that:

Since we started to launch an unlimited amount of cloud storage services to Office 365 users, there are a small number of users will be a lot of PC backup to the OneDrive service, but also saved a lot of movies and DVR film. Some users store more information than 75TB, which is 14000 times the average of the user.

In short, it is a small number of users over the cloud space, some people even passed 75TB movies and videos. I do not know how to see the industry to do what you feel?

What we see is that since OneDrive provides unlimited storage services, then the first regardless of the content, only the number of storage space, the user has the right to choose.

Second, while Microsoft has provided the OneDrive service user agreement, it is not clear whether the video and movie related to Microsoft's related agreements are not uploaded and stored, and we wonder why Microsoft is able to know what users are uploading and storing. But it is certain that the use of Microsoft's OneDrive services (including the majority of users with the use of the Microsoft OneDrive protocol) user privacy, monitoring and violation of different levels, and this is currently the most worried about the user's cloud storage services (and before Microsoft OneDrive has appeared in a similar problem, and has caused considerable controversy).

Moreover, since Microsoft claimed that only a very few of the user's behavior, but to do so at the expense of the interests of the majority of users

Finally, Microsoft OneDrive can have today in the cloud storage services market competitiveness and size, just as closely related to the service has not been changed before.

As we all know, Microsoft in the cloud storage services market is a successor, the original in the competitors gathered in the market, there is no advantage (including price, function, etc.). Until 2014, Microsoft through onedrive paid prices are down 70, namely 100GB of storage space monthly subscription price from $7.49 fell to $1.99, 200GB storage space subscription price from $11.49 fell to $3.99, free cloud storage space from 7GB up to 15GB, all office 365 subscription user bonus 1TB onedrive cloud storage space, onedrive to and Google cloud storage service level. And at the beginning of this year, Microsoft announced that if it is a competitor to Dropbox users, Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage users install the end, Microsoft will give free 100GB space.

It is worth mentioning that, OneDrive is not only in the price concessions, but also added a picture format text information search function; launch photo line print service; use OneDrive to backup mobile phone photos, free space 15GB for OneDrive Business 20GB cloud storage space has been upgraded from 1TB to and many other competitors in the hands of users.

Users strong rebound

We can't know exactly how many of these measures will be made by Microsoft from competitors, but it has recently promulgated.

Recently UserVoice for Microsoft OneDrive

If the user is angry with some

Do as a competitor to Microsoft onedrive, Google currently provides users 15GB of free space, the monthly payment $2 can get 100GB space, if the $10 monthly payments can get 1TB space; apple to the user provides 5 GB of free space, $1 a month can be increased to 50GB, such as monthly pay 3 dollars could increase to 200GB. By contrast, Microsoft's previous price advantage will not be, plus free cloud storage space has shrunk dramatically, it will inevitably lead to the loss of existing OneDrive users, and future users of cloud storage service providers, and may greatly reduce the OneDrive in the moment more and more powerful cloud storage services market competitiveness.

In addition, more analysis, Microsoft use OneDrive in the cloud storage, not just focus on the cloud computing market share, due to the Phone Windows operating system in the mobile ecosystem, in a very vulnerable position, Microsoft hopes to retain or attract Phone Windows users; more important is that, for Microsoft, OneDrive is not only the cloud storage service is so simple, but Microsoft CEO Nadella cloud for the first and Winows10 unified platform strategy important part. And this way, not only for the industry and the market questioned the feasibility of the strategy and the Microsoft can afford to have it?

In summary, the implementation of the Microsoft OneDrive

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