What Does Microsoft Removal Of OneDrive Unlimited Storage Mean To An Office365 User?

About a week ago Microsoft back tracked on its previously announced and heavily promoted statement that OneDrive users would get unlimited storage for free. As you can imagine that has caused outrage among users of the service especially as the new free tier is just 5GB – yes thats 5GB!!

Here at Purenetworking, we always questions how Microsoft would continue to just give away free storage, especially as no other supplier followed with a offer similar to this. However the way Microsoft has removed this is truly disgraceful. There reason for doing this is that a number of users were abusing the service and using it to backup multiple machines, which isn’t strictly what the service was designed for. This may be true but in our opinion the correct way to remove the unlimited option would have been to give all current OneDrive users 1TB free and then for new user they get say 100Gb or 50Gb. There is currently a campaign to try and get Microsoft to back track on their decision but we don’t expect this to happen.

So many of our customer are coming to us and asking us how this will affect there Office 365 OneDrive for Business allocation. Well at the moment it doesn’t really. Every Office365 gets 1TB of storage and at the moment this hasn’t changed. In fact we don’t expect it to change, because in our opinion Microsoft’s reason for removing the unlimited Onedrive storage option is to drive users to Office365.

The simple fact is that an Office365 subscription is great value, you obviously get the 1Tb of storage but also access to Word/Excel/Outlook etc… just a few pounds a month.

We may not be happy with the removal of the unlimited storage option but Office 365 is still the best storage deal out there.

So if you need assistance setting up Office365 or moving your OneDrive data over please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

Are you Paying To Much for Office365?

According to the stats over 80% of companies that are using Office365 are paying too much for their licenses.

Companies are paying for either the wrong license or buying license that they don’t need.

Microsoft have made the reporting on license use very easy in there new partner portal but we have noticed that partners are not making their customers aware of the over spend.

When we on-board a new customer, one of the first things the Purenetworking consultants do is ensure that there are no overspending on their licenses or support. Some companies have saved thousands on their yearly bill from the reports we create.

As part of our “Give Back to the Community” programme we have now extended our Office365 assessment to all Office365 customers for FREE, even if they don’t want to purchase any other services from us.

So what have you got to lose, try Purenetworking FREE Office365 Assessment and see if you can save some money!

Fairyland Choose Office 365

We would like to welcome Fairyland to the Office 365 platform. As a new business Fairyland needed to make sure that they were choosing the right platform. The solution not only had to support there needs today, but was affordable and would allow them to grow as they expanded in the future.

They came down to a choice between Google Apps and Office 365, but the flexibility and integration with Office products meant that 365 became the obvious choice.

Purenetworking provided honest, open and friendly advice. Helping Fairyland make the right choices for there business. Once assigned the project Purenetworking setup and train the Fairland team within the day.

If your looking at moving to Office 365 and want some free and friendly advice, please do contact us