The hits keep on coming following Microsoft’s decision to dramatically reduce users’ OneDrive storage. Hot on the heels of some pretty serious activity over at UserVoice, some folks have issued a petition at Change.org asking Microsoft to change their position.
Titled “Give OneDrive users back their storage options,” the petition currently has 2,541 supporters on the way toward a goal of 5,000. Here’s the petition:
Dear Microsoft OneDrive team,
The newest changes to the storage plans have brought much concern to the OneDrive and Windows community. Discontinuing the unlimited storage option on grounds of abuse is fair enough, but why go to the extent of punishing all your customers? Since not all users upload such massive quantities of files to the service, Microsoft should set a reasonable limit on storage (perhaps 2 TB so users have a enough storage and Microsoft can stay ahead of the competition). Furthermore, we think that users have the right to continue to expecting versatile, competitively priced options from Microsoft. OneDrive users who need 100GB of storage should have that option instead of being forced to move to another service or cope with insufficient space. Finally, the 15GB camera bonus for free users needs to stay, at the very least for those already possessing it. These users have a storage space cap by default, which prevents then from falling into the “abuse” category. With storage being as cheap as it is today and other services like Windows 10 relying heavily on OneDrive, there is really no reason for Microsoft to reduce the storage amount on plans outside those with unlimited storage. We hope OneDrive will retain its 100GB plan, 200GB plan, 15GB bonus, and consider a 2 TB limit for its Office subscribers so that Microsoft will continue bringing its great features that competitors lack in the “Mobile first, Cloud first” world.
Sincerely, The OneDrive and Windows Communities
If you agree with this statement, don’t hesitate to sign the petition yourself. Thanks to WinBeta commenter BreVDD for the tip!Further reading: Cloud Storage, Office 365, OneDrive