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O365 Capacity Increases

- Friday, August 30, 2013
When presenting on Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, I nearly always mention the innovations that Microsoft has made to reduce the costs and increase the availability of storage.  These developments were first implemented in Azure before trickling down to Windows Server.  More evidence of improvements in the public cloud are appearing in Office 365:

SkyDrive Pro (Business Plans)

Each user now gets 25 GB of SkyDrive Pro storage space, increasing from 7 GB.  You will also have the ability to purchase additional storage, increasing the allocation to 50 GB or 100 GB.
Note: this capability requires the SharePoint Online administration center and is not available in Office 365 Small Business and Small Business Premium.


The existing mailbox limit is 25 GB in Exchange online and Office 365.  This is increasing, starting August 29th, to 50 GB per mailbox for the following plans:

Exchange Online Plan 1
Office 365 Small Business
Midsize Business
Enterprise E1
Government G1
Education A1

The premium service plans (Exchange Online Plan 2, Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E4, Government G3 and G4, Education A3 and A4), already have unlimited email storage through a personal archive, but now the default primary mailbox size is increasing to 50 GB.   
Long gone are the days when each user had a 5 GB quota on their on-site storage choked mailbox server, and spent way too many hours cleaning up old mails so that they could communicate with customers, partners, and suppliers.

Kiosk mailboxes are doubling in size from 1 GB to 2 GB.

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