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Windows 7: Microsoft reneges on 'unlimited' OneDrive storage promise for Office

03 Nov 2015   #1
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 
Microsoft reneges on 'unlimited' OneDrive storage promise for Office

Microsoft reneges on 'unlimited' OneDrive storage promise for Office 365 subscribers.

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A little over a year ago, Microsoft announced with great fanfare that all Office 365 subscribers would get 'unlimited' OneDrive storage. Tonight, months after an executive shakeup, the company says it has no intention of keeping those promises.
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Scrooge McDuck is now in charge of Microsoft's consumer cloud division.

That's not literally true, of course, but a surprise announcement tonight from the division responsible for the consumer OneDrive service could easily have been written by Mr. McDuck. The new rules roll back a signature feature of the OneDrive service and renege on an extravagant promise that the company made just over a year ago.
Microsoft reneges on 'unlimited' OneDrive storage promise for Office 365 subscribers | ZDNet


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03 Nov 2015   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Why should that surprise anyone. This isn't the first time MSpy lied to or screwed over its customers. Why MSpy thinks angering its customer base is going to improve sales is beyond me.
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03 Nov 2015   #3
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Why should that surprise anyone. This isn't the first time MSpy lied to or screwed over its customers. Why MSpy thinks angering its customer base is going to improve sales is beyond me.

Just for info and possibly to avoid a U.S. ftc complaints Microsoft has to give a refund to some people

I found this

https://blog.onedrive.com/onedrive_changes/

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If you are an Office 365 consumer subscriber and find that Office 365 no longer meets your needs, a pro-rated refund will be given. To learn more visit the FAQ.
I think it should be a full refund but that just my opinion. At least, I never bought a subscription.
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03 Nov 2015   #4
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

I thought MS was all about the cloud?
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03 Nov 2015   #5
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Another broken promise from a broken company. Why would any developer write software for Microsoft's "Walled Garden" Metro Tiled City when they keep moving the goal posts and the start and finish line. The company seems to lurch from one crazy idea to the next. I never used one drive or whatever it is called this week but prefer Dropbox. I have about 5GB and that is all free.
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03 Nov 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What is in the drinking water at Microsoft?

That One Drive free unlimited storage is like a bar offering free beer and then wonder why they loose money and run out beer all at the same time.

To me Microsoft, for what ever reason can't understand that most customers just want products they need and desire at a fair price. Just do that and stay away from all the gimmicks.

If new products can't stand on their own hind legs without giving them away, then fix the product so people want to buy them.

Yes,yes 2+2 needs to add up to 4 or something is broke; fix it.
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03 Nov 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Giveth and taketh away
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03 Nov 2015   #8
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Never actually used OneDrive even though I have a few different Hotmail accounts. Sometimes use Google drive for transferring unimportant files from one device to another but don't really store much on the cloud.
I'm sure this will annoy a few people though. Especially when they're being punished for something they haven't done.
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03 Nov 2015   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

I blame the government for this.

All Governments around the world need to clamp down on deceptive marketing (i.e. start fining marketing companies and their clients billions of dollars for defrauding consumers).

The first thing they need to do is ban trademarking of common terms (e.g. "Foot Long" actually equals 11 inches, "Infinite Downloads" actually equals 1 GB).
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04 Nov 2015   #10
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I blame the government for this.

All Governments around the world need to clamp down on deceptive marketing (i.e. start fining marketing companies and their clients billions of dollars for defrauding consumers).

The first thing they need to do is ban trademarking of common terms (e.g. "Foot Long" actually equals 11 inches, "Infinite Downloads" actually equals 1 GB).
"Free" = You're going to pay a price but we aren't going to tell you how much or how we'll get paid.

If not for "deceptive marketing" there would be very little marketing.
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