Last week at the SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, Microsoft made some exciting announcements regarding SharePoint Online storage limit increases.  Since April 2013, we have seen a 485% growth in user access of SharePoint Online.  This secure environment provides a great location for your business related documents.  SharePoint Online has been a great solutions for team collaboration and with the announced increase in available storage, it just got better.  We are confident more SMBs will utilize OneDrive for Business as part of their storage management policy.  The following enhancements will be available to Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, and E4 as well as Office 365 Education A2, A3, and A4.

User and Site Collections Storage

OneDrive for Business (formally known as SkyDrive Pro) user and site collections can now utilize up to 1TB of storage providing an opportunity to host large team document centers in 0365 for access by workers from any location accessible via the internet.  By default individual users start with 25GB of OneDrive for Business storage and Site Collections start with 5GB but can now increase as needed up to 1TB.  From the 0365 SharePoint Admin Portal the storage allocation can be increased by 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1024 GB increments up to 1TB. 

Tenant Storage

In addition to the above, Office 365 and SharePoint Online provides the ability to scale the overall tenant storage to meet both current and future requirements.  The applicable Office 365 tenant subscription starts at 10GB + 500MB  times the number of users.  As an example for a tenant consisting of 10 users the tenant subscription would be allocated 15GB (10GB + 500MB * 10 users). When needed, the tenant can now purchase unlimited additional storage right from within their SharePoint Online Admin Center at a cost per gigabyte (GB) per month.  Just click the “Buy Storage” button to purchase.

For details see SharePoint Online Storage Announcements

 

Kathleen Molosky 2013 

Kathleen Molosky, PTS