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WARNING: Microsoft is reducing OneDrive storage in the New Year
Ken in Regina
In "early 2016" Microsoft plans to significantly reduce OneDrive storage plans.

- The free storage space of 15GB gets reduced to 5GB.
- The Camera Roll additional 15GB goes to 0GB (yes, Zero).


This is retroactive. That is, it applies to all current users, not just those who sign up after the changes.

Here's the detailed blog article. A number of their paid plans will also be affected:

https://blog.onedrive.com/onedrive_changes/

As you might expect, there has been serious blowback from this. It appears that Microsoft has relented. A little bit. There is now a page on OneDrive that allows you to opt in to retain your current free storage allocation. You just go there and click the "Keep your free storage" button.

https://preview.onedrive.com/bonus/

Microsoft has done little to publicize the reductions and virtually nothing to publicize the ability to retain your storage. No surprise.

If you are a OneDrive user and want to retain your free storage allocation you should act now. I have no idea what the dates are for the reductions to occur but it's safe to assume if you have not acted by then you will see most of your free storage go away.

Yes, please feel free to do your own fact checking before circulating this further (I hope you will) and before clicking on that button if it applies to you.

I have included only the links to the relevant Microsoft pages. There are many news and tech articles on the reduction announcement and quite a few on the option to retain your storage space at its current level. A search on something like "microsoft reducing onedrive storage" should get you lots to review.

I hope you get this in time to save your storage if you are affected.

All the best of the season.

...ken...
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