Microsoft offers OneDrive for Business free with a switch from Dropbox, Box, or Google

Arif Bacchus

Even though OneDrive makes sharing and file storage easy for both businesses and the average user, many still prefer using other cloud services such as Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive. In a push to get businesses to embrace Microsoft’s services, the company today announced they will make OneDrive for Business free for new customers who are switching but already in an existing contract with Box, Dropbox, or Google.

The offer is valid starting February 6, 2018, and will run through June 30, 2018. Of course, it is only for organizations that are not currently using OneDrive for Business and Office 365 customers and who make a minimum 500 user commitment. Microsoft notes that those who take advantage of this offer can also take advantage of Microsoft FastTrack in order to “make a smooth transition to OneDrive and Office 365.”

More information on this offer is available on this website. Microsoft mentions that 350,000 organizations use OneDrive, and offers up this comparison chart to help in a purchasing decision. OneDrive supports a File Restore feature and even allows for real-time co-authoring within Office Online and the Office 2016.