Microsoft shoots gun at its own foot again... Cancels unlimited OneDrive storage for current users



It now looks like Microsoft is in the habit of shooting itself in the foot.
They just seem to keep making decisions that's to their detriment.
It's like there's a special Microsoft committee that's actively looking for ways to lose customers fast (especially Windows Phone users).
They keep making decisions (in this case, a rash decision) without thinking about the repercussions.

In case, you are wondering what happened, well Microsoft yesterday announced that they will stop offering their unlimited OneDrive storage (to Office 365 members...) due to select members using up to 75TB to backup from PC images, to entire movie collections.
Due to this abuse of the unlimited storage, Microsoft is ending the unlimited offer.

Here is what Microsoft said...

"Since we started to roll out unlimited cloud storage to Office 365 consumer subscribers, a small number of users backed up numerous PCs and stored entire movie collections and DVR recordings. In some instances, this exceeded 75 TB per user or 14,000 times the average. Instead of focusing on extreme backup scenarios, we want to remain focused on delivering high-value productivity and collaboration experiences that benefit the majority of OneDrive users."


You can read the entire announcement on OneDrive Blog

Of course, there has been outrage, even a petition has sprung up on change.org to force Microsoft to overturn this decision.

I think is is unfair for Microsoft to punish the majortiy because of the sins of a few.
A better approach would have been to send out email notifications to those abusing the free unlimited service, instead of punishing us all.

At&t does the same thing, even though they too offer unlimited calls/texts, if you abuse your unlimited calls or texts, At&t will suspend your line and you have to call it. Same thing with carriers offering unlimited data, if you abuse it, you get throttled.

I don't see how Microsoft didn't take a cue from these guys, instead they choose this route.
It's piss poor management and it will cost them.

Dear Microsoft, fix it!
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