onedriveLast month Microsoft announced that due to abuse by certain users of their unlimited OneDrive storage plans, they will be axing that plan and reduce unlimited storage to 1TB. This also affected free accounts where it was originally set at 15GB but it has since been reduced to a meager 5GB.

If you are a OneDrive user who is upset, you’re not alone and many have voiced their displeasure to Microsoft. The good news is that Microsoft has heard you guys and has since decided to backtrack on their plans, sort of. Starting with an apology, Microsoft wrote, “We realize the announcement came across as blaming customers for using our product. For this, we are truly sorry and would like to apologize to the community.”

They also announced that users who have unlimited storage but went over the 1TB mark will be able to keep that storage for at least 12 months. As for free users who have exceeded the 5GB storage ahead of the change, Microsoft has also announced that these affected users will receive one free year of Office 365 Personal with 1TB of storage.

Last but not least, “In addition, for our biggest fans who have been loyal advocates for OneDrive, we are adding a new offer that lets you keep your existing 15 GB of free storage when the changes happen next year.” If you are a free user looking to hold onto the 15GB of storage, then head on over to Microsoft’s website and opt in before the 31st of January 2016.

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