Written by Nick Heer.

Ununlimited, Again

Rich McCormick, the Verge:

Just over a year after it started offering unlimited OneDrive cloud storage for Office 365 subscribers, Microsoft is going back on the deal. Complaining that too many users were taking advantage of the unlimited space to store entire movie collections, hours of recorded video, and entire PC backups, Microsoft has introduced a new limit of 1 TB on OneDrive storage. At the same time, the company has reducing its free OneDrive storage from 15 GB to 5 GB, and removed its 100 GB and 200 GB plans, to be replaced by a new 50 GB plan for $1.99 a month.

Shorter Microsoft: “We did not anticipate users with unlimited storage would not limit their storage.” If you can’t fulfill the promise of unlimited anything, don’t bill it as “unlimited”.