There's no shortage of cloud storage services out there, and it's likely that you already employ multiple services for personal use. But for businesses, it's very much a commitment, and making a switch can be a tough decision when there's money on the line. However, with OneDrive, Microsoft is looking to sweeten the deal and tempt new business customers with a new promotion that could ease the monetary impact.
Microsoft is now offering OneDrive for Business for free (opens in new tab) to new customers for the remaining term of their current contract with Box, Dropbox, or Google. The offer is set to run through June 30 and it is only available to organizations who make a minimum 500-user commitment. To facilitate the move, Microsoft says that new customers can take advantage of FastTrack (opens in new tab) for a "smooth transition to OneDrive and Office 365."
According to the announcement, more than 350,000 organizations are already using OneDrive. For any that were already on the fence, this offer could be a tempting reason to check the service out for free. For more, you can read about OneDrive for Business at Microsoft (opens in new tab).
Why willingly declare your company name to Microsoft to leverage your data for industrial espionage.
Just use the normal onedrive
On top of that, if they hadn't reduced the capacity of so many of their users in the past perhaps they wouldn't have lost them to competitors.
Minimum 500-user commitment seems to immediately exclude a lot of little guys who could actually use the service. Curious choice.
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