Last year, Microsoft made some drastic changes to OneDrive, reducing the amount of free storage from 15GB to 5GB for users, and discontinuing the 15GB camera roll bonus. For users who have reached their 5GB limit, they will be able to access the files for 12 months.
It seems the time has finally arrived as the Redmond-based company is sending out emails to OneDrive users about the promotion and offering them a free one-year subscription to Office 365 (via Windows Central). The offer is apparently available for users who are close to or over the storage limits.
As you know, the amount of storage that comes with most OneDrive accounts is changing from 15 GB to 5 GB. You previously confirmed your desire to keep your 15 GB of free storage (and the 15 GB camera roll bonus if you have it).* As a result, your account will not be affected by these changes.
We also want to extend an offer that we are making available to users who are close to or will be over the new storage limits. You can claim a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal.** This subscription includes 1 TB of OneDrive storage. We want to apologize for any inconvenience these changes may have caused you. We listened to our users’ feedback, and we are committed to making OneDrive the best option for people who want to be productive and do more.
Thank you for using OneDrive. – The OneDrive Team
This is a good offer, especially if you opted in to keep your 15GB of free storage. You can enjoy the free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, but after you do so, make sure to turn off auto renewal if you don’t wish to use the subscription after the year ends.Further reading: Cloud Storage, Microsoft, Office 365, OneDrive