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These are the Office 365 plans that will get OneDrive for Business unlimited storage

By Ng Chong Seng - on 21 Dec 2015, 2:04pm

These are the Office 365 plans that will get OneDrive for Business unlimited storage

Remember the recent brouhaha about Microsoft’s removal of unlimited OneDrive storage for its consumer Office 365 subscribers, and the 15 to 5GB downgrade (unless you act fast) for free Microsoft account holders? At that time, I was wondering what this meant for OneDrive for Business users, and now, we’ve an answer.

In a recent blog post, Microsoft has clarified that Office 365 customers on premium Enterprise, Government, and Education plans will receive OneDrive for Business unlimited storage. Specifically, this includes unlimited storage for individuals in organizations with more than five people subscribing to one of the following plans: Office 365 Enterprise E3, E4 and E5; Office 365; Government E3, E4 and E5; Office 365 Education; and OneDrive for Business Plan 2 and SharePoint Online Plan 2.

These customers will get increased storage by the end of this month, starting from 1TB to 5TB per user. After the rollout is completed in end March 2016, customers who want additional storage can request it by contacting Microsoft support. Customers on all other Office 365 Enterprise, Business, and standalone plans that include OneDrive for Business will continue to receive 1TB of storage per user.

New sync client, updated iOS app

Additionally, the “OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client” is now ready for Windows and Mac. Key features include selective sync, support for large files up to 10 GB in size, and the removal of the 20,000 file sync limit. However, SharePoint document libraries support isn’t in this version yet.

Lastly, for iOS users, an updated OneDrive app is now available and adds offline storage support, which means you can selectively flag files for local availability and open them when disconnected. If you use the Office Lens app for iOS, it can now also upload content directly into OneDrive for Business.

The OneDrive iOS app now has offline file support.

What else's new for Office?

The above are just a couple of new stuff shipping for Office in December. Others include Office Mobile for Windows 10 phones, new features in Office apps for Apple and Android, and new admin tools for IT. You can check out this blog post for more info.

Source: Office Blogs.

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