Microsoft announced on Tuesday that users of its SkyDrive Pro service, which is available to subscribers of Office 365, now receive 25GB of storage with their accounts. Prior to today the cap was 7GB of storage, with options to increase the allotment to 50GB or 100GB for different prices.
It’s not quite free storage, since you need to pay for an Office 365 subscription in order to get access to SkyDrive Pro, but it is a nice bump for users who otherwise had just 7GB of storage space. Also, it applies to each user on a subscription plan, so you don’t have to worry about sharing your space with other users. Overall, though, the move will help Microsoft remain competitive against other services such as Dropbox and Google Drive.
In tandem with the storage bump, Microsoft also announced a new “Shared with Me” view that lets you see documents that others have shared with you specifically. It looks and works a lot like Google Drive Docs. Additionally, Microsoft is enabling the option to see various versions of documents by default for any newly created SkyDrive Pro documents.