Microsoft reveals range of new benefits for OneDrive for Business subscribers

Sean Dudley
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley on 29 April 2014
Microsoft reveals range of new benefits for OneDrive for Business subscribers

Following on from Microsoft’s announcement of a new standalone offer for OneDrive for Business earlier this month, the company has revealed a range of new benefits for OneDrive for Business subscribers.

The company will be increasing OneDrive for Business storage from 25GB to 1TB per user. All Office 365 ProPlus customers will also get 1TB of OneDrive for Business storage per user as part of their Office 365 ProPlus. Microsoft has also promised to offer support to organisations to help migrate data from their current solutions to OneDrive for Business.

Microsoft discussed its robust roadmap for OneDrive for Business at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas last month. Writing in a blog post on the Office Blogs site, John Case, corporate vice president of the Microsoft  Office Division, said: “Our roadmap includes the powerful search and discovery solution, codenamed Oslo and the Office Graph, new document conversations powered by Yammer, and more that will enable people to engage with their OneDrive for Business content in new and interesting ways. As important as robust file sync/share is, we believe it’s only useful if it’s part of a holistic and comprehensive solution for team-based productivity and collaboration.”  

Microsoft OneDrive for Business enables native integration, helping users discover content and collaborate with others in real time thanks to change synchronisation and co-authoring using Office Online. OneDrive for Business also provides enterprise content management, compliance and admin controls, which are financially backed by the Office 365 Service Level Agreement.

“We’ve made investments in manageability, security, auditing and information protection including rights management, data loss prevention, auditing, e-Discovery, legal holds, etc. and more that can work for OneDrive for Business but also across SharePoint and Exchange,” explained Case.

Microsoft has shipped nearly a hundred updates over the past year, including Office for iPad, new OneNote for Mac and iPad, Power BI and Office Online.

“Microsoft is committed to delivering the very best file sync and share solution as part of our commitment to creating the world’s most compelling cloud-first, mobile-first productivity experiences on the planet – beloved by end users  and  IT professionals, and delivered by hundreds of thousands of partners around the world,” added Case.

“We’re excited about recent new features, partnerships, customer wins and customer events that have inspired many great conversations with you about ever-growing interest in the future of productivity and momentum for Office 365.” 

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