SkyDrive Pro Storage up to 25GB and ease of Sharing

by  Kris.Wagner  on 8/29/2013 12:08 AM

I’ve not been able to see the setting in my portal yet but I know it’s coming soon! 25 GB’s for storage up from 7GB. Good FAQ’s listed at the bottom on this page.

We’re continually improving the SkyDrive Pro service. The new SkyDrive Pro apps are now available in the Window Store and App Store. Today, we’re pleased to announce three new significant improvements to SkyDrive Pro for Office 365 business subscribers – to help you be more productive:

  • Each user now gets 25 GB of SkyDrive Pro storage space (up from 7 GB).
  • You can now increase users’ SkyDrive Pro storage beyond the default 25 GB-up to 50 GB and 100 GB.
  • With the new Shared with Me view you can easily find documents others have shared with you.
SkyDrive Pro increases storage and ease of sharing

by Office 365 Team (re-posted from on August 27)

Co-authors Mark Kashman (@mkashman) and Tejas Mehta (@tpmehta) are senior product managers on the SharePoint marketing team.

SkyDrive Pro is cloud storage for business. It’s the place where employees can store, sync, and share their files across multiple devices with ease and security. With SkyDrive Pro you can collaborate with others in real time and edit documents from virtually anywhere via a web browser using Office Web Apps. Accessing your files from multiple devices (including Windows Phone, Windows 8, iOS, and Android devices) is a cinch with native SkyDrive Pro and Office Mobile apps. Not only does SkyDrive Pro deliver the frictionless user experiences that employees expect in a file sync solution, it’s backed by a platform that provides industrial-strength content management, compliance, and content management controls.

Let’s dive into the details!

Each user now gets 25 GB of SkyDrive Pro storage space (up from 7 GB)

The default SkyDrive Pro storage space in Office 365 is now 25 GB-for both new and existing customers.

Let’s look at what that means for the overall storage for each user. With Office 365, you get 25 GB of SkyDrive Pro storage + 25 GB of  email storage + 5 GB for each site mailbox you create + your total available tenant storage, which for every Office 365 business customer starts at 10 GB + (500 MB x # of user(s)1). If you and your company have growing storage needs across your various work streams and content types, we think you’ll find Office 365 offers ample headroom on day one, at no additional cost.

1 In Office 365 Enterprise plans, only Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, and E4 users contribute to the total available tenant storage. Kiosk workers and external users are not calculated into the equation. For small business and midsize plans, all licensed users contribute to the total available tenant storage.

You can now increase users’ SkyDrive Pro storage beyond the default 25 GB-up to 50 GB and 100 GB

SharePoint Online admins can now increase SkyDrive Pro storage space for those individuals that need and want more than the default 25 GB of storage. You can select increases in increments, up to 50 GB or 100 GB (the current SkyDrive Pro limit), and you can adjust the storage for up to 25 users at once. The storage you allocate will come from your tenant’s overall pool of storage and you have clear visibility of how much total available tenant storage your company has to allocate to your users’ SkyDrive Pro. If you need more tenant storage, navigate to the Storage Metrics page (Site Settings a Storage Metrics) and then to Buy quota, where you can purchase more; additional storage for SharePoint Online costs $0.20USD/GB/month.

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Microsoft Transform Tour13: #Yammer Multi-City’s

I really wish I would have seen this sooner but if you’re in Chicago the event is Tuesday afternoon in the city. I’m already speaking at the Microsoft SharePoint and Project Conference in the city on Tuesday or I’d be there! Yammer is hot people, I even heard someone on CNN say he saw something on Yammer just like we’d say check out that Facebook post. It looks like costs may vary by city but they come with a free Yammer Certification – Who knew?

Join Yammer and Microsoft as we usher in a new era of the enterprise — one that turns both internal and external business collaboration into a social, mobile, and engaging experience.

Checkout the latest in social technology solutions that will transform the way business gets done. Transform Tour13 provides you with an in-depth look at these solutions and how to implement them in your own organization.

See exclusive presentations and hands-on demonstrations, network with like-minded peers while gaining direct access to industry experts. And as a Transform Tour13 participant, you’ll gain practical advice and invaluable guidance on how to customize adoption for your company. Join business and IT leaders across the U.S. for this unique half-day event:

CHICAGO – Yammer on Tour April 16, 2013 1:30pm – 6:00pm Register
CHARLOTTE April 25, 2013 9:00am – 12:30pm Register
HOUSTON May 2, 2013 9:00am – 12:30pm Register
SEATTLE May 7, 2013 9:00am – 12:30pm Register
SAN FRANCISCO May 9, 2013 9:00am – 12:30pm Register

Something for everyone

We will have top-shelf gifts from Yammer and Microsoft for every attendee. A few lucky individuals will receive a $150 value gift card from the Microsoft Store.

Space is limited for this event and we want you to be part of it. Don’t miss out. Register now for Transform Tour13 and discover how to drive business transformation through Enterprise Social.