Addressing an issue often experienced by cloud storage users these days, Microsoft has now increased the maximum size for files uploaded to OneDrive for Business from 15GB to 100GB. The change was announced yesterday in the Microsoft 365 admin center, and it applies to both OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.
As a recall, this new file size limit was first announced at Ignite 2019, and it is currently being rolled out to all tenants at this time. For uploading very large files, Microsoft recommends using its OneDrive Desktop client which supports both OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. We invite you to check out Microsoft’s support document for additional information.
Microsoft usually provides 1 TB/user of OneDrive for Business storage, which admins can increase to 5 TB/user. With more people working from home since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, it’s good to see Microsoft making OneDrive for Business a bit more flexible. Moreover, the Redmond giant really needs to stay agile in a market where it’s competing with heavyweights such as Google and Dropbox.