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Nighthawk
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Yea, fuck Windows and fuck you Noen.

I have dealt with the at times shitty client on OneDrive and happily paid for Office 365 account, but what a way to screw users like me who loved the service and are using a more than 1TB as we are completely fucked by this.

And to use the excuse that a few people who are probably using the storage system in a wildly illegal and inappropriate manner to restrict even the basic 15GB storage down to 5GB is complete horseshit.

I am dumping my Office 365 family account because of this. Fuck yourself.

For everybody else who doesn't know what I'm bitching about:

http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2015/11/microsoft-drops-unlimited-onedrive-storage-after-unscrupulous-individuals-upload-75tb/?comments=1

[Edited on November 3, 2015 at 9:20 AM. Reason : ]

11/3/2015 9:11:56 AM

afripino
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I've been totally on board with OneDrive since Live Mesh (remember that?)....but FUCK THIS BULLSHIT!

11/3/2015 9:50:10 AM

qntmfred
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i get killing the unlimited option, but the 15 -> 5 downgrade is just perplexing

11/3/2015 10:51:31 AM

qntmfred
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on the other hand, i got to use a hololens this morning. pretty neato

11/3/2015 10:52:08 AM

moron
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^ jelly

11/3/2015 2:59:19 PM

afripino
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^^i, too, am jelly

11/4/2015 4:28:35 PM

dtownral
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This OneDrive decision has me completely confused, it makes zero sense to me and damages something that was only starting to receive some notice and good press

[Edited on November 4, 2015 at 5:33 PM. Reason : n]

11/4/2015 5:26:42 PM

Noen
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"I have dealt with the at times shitty client on OneDrive and happily paid for Office 365 account, but what a way to screw users like me who loved the service and are using a more than 1TB as we are completely fucked by this."


If you are using it for a legit purpose (aka not warehousing pirated content), send me a PM and I'll find a way to get you to someone on the OneDrive team. People who are using the storage legitimately should get some kind of exemption IMO, and at worst your voice should be heard. I think it was stupid how we handled it (which is unfortunately seemingly typical at this point), and there are other ways to have dealt with the problem.

That said, it hasn't actually been unlimited ever, that was all marketing bullshit from the beginning.

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"i get killing the unlimited option, but the 15 -> 5 downgrade is just perplexing"


Totally fucking stupid.

[Edited on November 4, 2015 at 9:10 PM. Reason : .]

11/4/2015 9:09:36 PM

Nighthawk
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Yes, I am using it for completely legitimate purposes. In addition to documents, spreadsheets, work shit, etc. I use it as a way to backup/share my photos, giving me access to them everywhere and an offsite disaster backup that syncs to an external hard drive on my desktop at work. I am currently at 2.7TB and slowly growing but it is nothing illegal or even inappropriate, and is really is an elegantly simple solution for my needs. I don't have enough content in my mind to go with a NAS solution, but I really don't see anything else on the market that will give me the capability that OneDrive does. Google Drive is the next best option but once you go over a TB they charge $99.99/month for 10TB, which I am nowhere near and would take many years to even approach!

11/4/2015 10:10:13 PM

Nighthawk
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One other thing I did think is awesome is that OneDrive makes my images text searchable. I tag my photos with relevant information but I love that it can actually scan the text in the image, extract that, and make it searchable!

11/4/2015 10:17:48 PM

Noen
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Send me a pm with contact information and I'll see what I can do for you

11/5/2015 9:26:08 AM

Nighthawk
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My OneDrive is now officially locked as I am at 3.5 TB, which is 2.5 TB over the limit. I am cancelling my 365 account and switching to Amazon unlimited storage at half the price.

3/3/2017 5:33:10 PM

synapse
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Why aren't they keeping up with the compition?

3/3/2017 6:51:52 PM

Str8BacardiL
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I give Microsoft a lot of props for Windows 10. It is a quality product. 10/10 on stability and functionality.

I rarely use MS Office for anything anymore. I am still using "the ultimate steal" student edition from 2007 and it meets my needs.

I have never even tried OneDrive. I have upgraded storage in my personal Gmail account. I do not have many bulky files to store other than photos and so far Google has done an amazing job keeping those safe.

I absolutely LOATHED Outlook. It may be better now than it was..I would not know. My company uses Google Apps. My personal business e-mail is in Google Apps too.

Not sure what other products Microsoft has? The phone OS was a total flop way too late to the party and nothing innovative about it.

Not sure what the next big thing from MS could be. Their cloud stuff has always been lacking and they think it is worth more $ than it is. Maybe they should buy Canva and dump some $texas into making it better and bigger. There is really no great cloud based graphic design tool. They could strike at Google Apps/Suite with a really good cloud based office suite that is free or cheap. That is going to be hard to do when they have not even mastered spam filtering however.

3/6/2017 10:45:11 AM

dtownral
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I really prefer Office365 to Google Apps

3/6/2017 12:00:22 PM

FroshKiller
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Some people think cucumbers taste better pickled.

3/6/2017 12:47:59 PM

dtownral
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microsoft doesn't make either

3/6/2017 12:50:08 PM

Str8BacardiL
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I have never been in Office 365. I would hope its better than G-suite for the cost!

3/6/2017 8:15:25 PM

dtownral
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meh, $100/year vs $50/year and you get full microsoft office you can install

3/7/2017 8:39:25 AM

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