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OneDrive for Business default quotas now are being upped to 1TB from 25GB for Office 365 Education

OneDrive for Business default quotas now are being upped to 1TB from 25GB for Office 365 Education

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Hot off the presses – we have confirmed that the 1TB storage increase per OneDrive for Business user announced here will apply to A2 and A3 SKU customers.


This is great news!

Here is a quick FAQ:

Does this increase apply to Office 365 Education?

Yes, if you have A2 or A3 SKU assigned to your users you will get an increase from the default 25GB to the default 1TB in quota.

Will this increase cost me anything?

No, this will be included in the A2 and A3 SKU.

When will I see this increase in quota to 1TB?

From what I have read, it is coming over the next several months. It takes time to apply this to all the tenants.

Can I have files larger than 2GB?

Currently, SharePoint Online limited to 2GB file size for upload.

Can I limit my sync down?

Currently, OneDrive for Business folder sync cannot be limited by folder, etc.

  • Are you still limited to a 20K item limit per Doc Library?

  • Currently, yes however it will be something looked at in the future.

  • Does this include also Office 365 University? (

  • I don't believe so. I believe Office 365 University only provides OneDrive consumer not OneDrive for Business which comes with Office 365 Education.

  • does that mean it will apply to Office 365 for Education A2 for Students and A2 or A3 for Faculty?

  • @Chris - All Academic SKUs

  • When will it be available to A2 customers?

  • Does this impact storage limits for Exchange Online?

  • I think the increased limit to 1 TB is amazing, but only 20k of files makes the limit useless. Hopefully they fix that soon, very soon.

  • @Sanjay - starts rollout in July. @ Brodie - no impact on Exchange. @Dave, not sure how it is useless since you can store over 1TB of data in the cloud well beyond 20,000 files you just cannot sync over 20,000 files today. This is being looked at in the future potentially.

  • I wanted to know if this TB can be reduced to 500 gb for example

  • @ross - I believe the adjustable quota interface goes away after the upgrade to 1TB so I don't think you can set the quota lower to 500GB.

  • thanks for the answer :)

  • 2GB limitation and no folder sync option makes it totally useless in my organization. I'd be amazed if anyone ask me "Why do you need to save a file over 2GB?" I would then ask "How can you use the whole 1TB of space when my HDD only has 500GB and doesn't let me pick which folders to sync, AND doesn't let me put rar or iso over 2GB??" I don't want to waste my time splitting rar files when uploading.

  • @duskin Both are common requests for OneDrive for Business. Stay tuned to the Office 365 roadmap posted here for changes in the future.

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