Microsoft onedrive has been around for a long time now and has been able to gather a huge mass of users. Being one of the very few services to provide free Skype free services, the company has been able to gather Momentum ever since it started putting a 15 GB free proposal to possible uses. Most of these uses happened to come by and still lawyer uses of the one drive but now as the users pile up, Microsoft has taken a step back and has decided to pull down the free 15 GB to a near 5 GB online storage.
This reduction in SkyDrive size has not been just a dream overnight. It was a well planned decision and the intention of reducing the cloud space that a person could have for free was formulated way back in 2015 and was first announced in the month of November last year. Since then the decisions on this has been pending and after a lot of discussion and calculation the Microsoft management has come to a decision that this cat has to be made.
The reason behind this is completely user generated. The user themselves are to blame for this sudden change that has come by. Free users have used the 15 GB space back up the complete data from certain systems, and uses even switched to Creating multiple accounts for backing up data some ranging upto 75 terabytes point This was almost 14000 times more than what was expected and Microsoft was running out on options how to control this pilferage. The reasons apart from this word to limit the amount of storage that would be provided to those people who were using Office 365 home, personal and Universities Asians. Too much of cloud storage, with nothing to control the people was a Nightmare for the company.
Now that Microsoft realises that it has provided for too much for free to the users, it has decided that unlimited storage would now no longer be an option for the users. Now if a person wants to have more than 5 GB data, he would need to move to a payment plan where in he would be able to Secure data for as long as he pays and former as much as he pays. It had certain slabs that would allow a user to store 200 gigabytes of data. Now these plans have been reduced to 50 GB only and the free 15 GB would now be reduced to 5 GB. Hence even if you do happen to pay online you would not be able to used more than 50 gigabytes of data.
Undoubtedly, people who have depended heavily upon the one drive for all their backups would not take this in a very good note. People will criticize this movement but they also need to understand that this is the way it would work.