STATES CHRONICLE – The IT market is cruel, cruel mistress. So, in order to stay ahead, you do occasionally have to make some sacrifices. Take Microsoft, for example. After a big public backlash resulting from the company deciding to drop their free OneDrive storage space, the company begrudgingly changed its mind. So, if you’re interested, read on about how to keep Microsoft’s 15 GB of OneDrive.
The tech titan decided to review its policy on OneDrive free storage after over 60,000 users complained about it.
Earlier this week, Microsoft declared that they wouldn’t keep their deal to supply free Office 365 digital copies to those users with unlimited storage space on OneDrive. Of course the users were livid, but that‘s not what triggered them the most.
What was most upsetting to the hundreds of thousands of users was Microsoft’s decision to drop the free storage limit on OneDrive from 15GB to 5GB. Not only that, but they also decided to completely lose the 15GB of Camera Roll storage offered.
After receiving over 60,000 complaints regarding their decision, Microsoft reconsidered their decision, and decided to allow users to keep their free storage, but only with some conditions.
First, you have to know about it. You see, they didn’t want too many users to take advantage of their offer, so the company didn’t really make a post or anything saying that you can keep the free storage, they just implied it.
So they don’t offer a link on any official channel for you to access in order to keep your 15 GB. But we did manage to find the link, and we’ll be providing it at the bottom of the article.
With the registration link out of the way, there is one more catch to Microsoft’s offer: you’ll have to get used to a lot of spam.
If you do click on the button and register for 15 GB of storage and 15 extra GB of camera storage, you will also register to receive spam on your e-mail account, or as they put it, you’ll be receiving promotional e-mails from OneDrive.
However, the company claims that you can unsubscribe from the e-mail and still keep your free storage. No instructions on how to do that have been provided as of yet, but Microsoft will offer further details.
Even though the move seems half-hearted, and it probably is, it speaks volumes that the company was able to admit they were wrong and to continue offering their services free of charge, even though a bit begrudgingly.
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