Microsoft reverts their decision and allow OneDrive users to keep their free 30GB of storage
Microsoft might have caused a lot of unnecessary problems when they announced that they will be dropping the free storage options from 15GB to only 5GB last month when they found out that paid customers are taking advantage of the unlimited storage by uploading terabytes and terabytes of data. But today, those problems will be resolved as an official response from a Microsoft representative is saying that existing uses will be able to retain their free storage after all.
But beyond the apologies, Microsoft is also giving back some incentive to active OneDrive users and anyone using more than 5GB of storage on the free OneDrive plan will receive a complimentary one-year subscription of Office 365 Personal which includes 1TB of OneDrive storage. Microsoft says they will begin sending out redemption codes through email early next year.
As for existing Office 365 Home, Personal and University, users will continue to get 1TB of OneDrive storage and the excess storage from the unlimited quota will be available for up to 12 months.
So, what are you waiting for, if you are a OneDrive user and you want to retain your 30GB of free storage (15GB+15GB camera roll bonus), all you have to do is head over to aka.ms/onedrivestorage to keep the free storage. Hurry up and do that today as the offer to retain the base 30GB OneDrive storage ends Jan 31. This also means that new free users in 2016 will only receive 5GB of OneDrive storage.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: WMPOWERUSER via MICROSOFT