“As we mentioned on our uservoice, we have started the work to increase the file size limit for all OneDrive accounts,” a Microsoft spokesperson told TNW. “We have started the process with a small number of customers and will continue to roll it out to our full customer base. We will have more to share on this update in the near future, stay tuned to the OneDrive blog.”
The user responses and comments are also here with 297 votes including an explanation from Microsoft Group Program Manager Omar Shahine, “It’s not arbitrary. It’s simply an old limit that we’ve been working on removing for far too long now. The good news is that we are actively working on this.”
The other players in this space are Dropbox and Google, Dropbox is increasing storage space to 1TB for Pro customers and rolling out new security features over the coming days while Google has an upload limit of 5TB. As per CNET report, “Users will now be able to add password-access to shared links as well as expiration dates and can create ‘Edit’ or ‘View Only’ permissions for those accessing shared files.”
If their device is stolen, users will be able to log into their Dropbox account on any other computer, “unlink” their computer and ensure files are deleted from the lost device.
With the increase in storage to 1 TB Dropbox is expected to make slightly less money from users who paid a premium for their storage plans. As, previously it offered 200 GB for USD 20 a month and 500 GB for USD 50 a month.