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Microsoft Gives Away 1TB with Office 365

Realizing that business users and consumers alike are producing far more digital content than a few years ago, Microsoft has increased the amount of free OneDrive cloud storage available to Office 365 subscribers by 50 times.

Today, OneDrive comes with seven gigabytes of free storage, and Office 365 comes with 20 gigabytes of OneDrive storage. As of today, that’s changed: Microsoft will increase the free quota to 15 Gbytes, and OneDrive subscribers will receive a whopping 1 terabyte with their subscription. The changes will roll out over the next month.

“We chose that quota few years ago, and frankly, times have changed,” said Angus Logan, the head of product marketing for OneDrive, of the old limits. “The amount of storage that people are needing now, the amount of digital storage they’re spinning off, is quite a bit. Instead of recording 50 Kbytes of notes, I could end up recording 500 megabytes of video with my notes. Or everytime I take my Lumia and push that hardware button it uploads 10 megabytes to the cloud. It’s just a lot more than we needed before.”

By comparison, Logan noted, Dropbox offers 2 Gbytes for

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Online Tech Acquires Indianapolis Data Center

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$10 Million Investment Brings Secure, Compliant Cloud Computing to Indiana Market

Indianapolis, Indiana and Ann Arbor, Michigan – May 14, 2014 –

Online Tech continues its expansion across the Great Lakes region with the acquisition of a data center in Indianapolis. The purpose-built corporate facility will deliver the company’s full product line of secure, compliant cloud and colocation services for healthcare, financial services, retail and other companies in regulated industries. Online Tech’s purchase of the property, planned upgrades, and enterprise-class cloud represents an investment of more than $10 million. It will also bring jobs and much-needed computing infrastructure to the expanding Indianapolis economic market.

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Microsoft Launches Rebranded OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)

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Microsoft is making OneDrive, its rebranded SkyDrive cloud storage service, available globally as of February 19.

Microsoft officials announced the new branding for its cloud storage service, formerly known as SkyDrive, in late January. Microsoft was obliged to change the name of the service after a loss of a trademark battle with British Sky Broadcasting Group over the “Sky” name.

Existing SkyDrive customers don’t have to do anything to move to OneDrive; their files are already in OneDrive and can be accessed by logging into with their existing SkyDrive credentials. Updated OneDrive apps for Windows Phone, Android phones and iPhones are available for download in their respective stores.

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