Microsoft To Introduce Paid SkyDrive Storage

Microsoft SkyDrive

Don’t have a SkyDrive account yet? Maybe it’s time to get one because it is being rumored that Microsoft is going to change the scheme of things with SkyDrive. It is believed that the company will limit free storage to 7GB from 25GB. As for the existing users, there’s no need to worry as your 25GB free storage will remain the same. It is being rumored that Microsoft is thinking of introducing paid storage plans much like DropBox or any other cloud service. If rumors are to be believed, the prices for 20, 50 and 100GB of extra storage will be $10, $25, $50.

It is also said that Microsoft will introduce a Windows 7 desktop app of SkyDrive. This new application is said to be hosted on apps.live.com. Microsoft is believed to shed light on its plans at the upcoming The Next Web Conference this coming Friday (27th April). This news comes as Google also plans to launch its own cloud based service. Google Drive is said to come with 5GB of online storage while Microsoft still has an advantage with 7GB (down from 25GB). To be fair, 25GB seemed a little too generous. So it seems like DropBox has some tough competition from the bigwigs.

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This post was published by on April 23, 2012

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