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February 20, 2014

Microsoft debuts OneDrive, gives 100GB free storage

Earlier today, Microsoft offered 100GB storage to the first 100,000 users who signed up for their recently launched cloud-based storage service called OneDrive.

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Formerly known as SkyDrive, the software giant was forced to rebrand their service after losing a legal dispute filed by a UK-based company, Sky Broadcasting. In addition to its new name, Microsoft has also made some minor improvements on OneDrive, particularly in allocating free storage to users.

The company has patterned its business model to DropBox wherein users are rewarded with 500MB worth of extra storage on top of the default 7GB storage every time they successfully referred somebody (up to 10) to the service.

Furthermore, users will receive a free 3GB when they enable the automatic camera backup tool on their Windows Phone, iOS or Android device. If these free storage are still not enough, Microsoft is also offering top up denominations of 50GB ($25), 100GB ($50) and 200GB ($100).

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4 Responses to “Microsoft debuts OneDrive, gives 100GB free storage”

  1. eric jay says:

    100GB storage to the first 100,000 users “for one year”.

  2. lolz512 says:

    Users from US and Canada excluding Quebec are only allowed to participate on the 100GB free storage giveaway

  3. Galema says:

    Another misleading title.

  4. edwaine
    Twitter: kyle_edwaine
    says:

    Missed the 100gb but still they gave me a 20gb additional space!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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