Summary While Microsoft has increased the amount of free space in its OneDrive cloud storage service and made it cheaper to buy more space, filling the cloud with data has always been a little annoying, since the company's sync apps have been limited to a maximum file size of 2GB. Over the weekend, posters on reddit noticed that their large files were being synchronized between local and cloud storage. Not everyone appears to be able to upload large files, with a Microsoft spokesman saying the company had started rolling out large file support, and that it would have a public announcement on the OneDrive blog at a later date.
Summary Cloud storage file size limits were a sad necessity back in the days when Internet speeds were low and storage prices were high. Microsoft confirmed the removal by issuing the following statement to several publications, including The Next Web :. "As we mentioned on our UserVoice, we have started the work to increase the file size limit for all OneDrive accounts. We have started the process with a small number of customers and will continue to roll it out to our full customer base. We will have more to share on this update in the near future, stay tuned to the OneDrive blog."
Summary Microsoft is currently lifting the ban on file syncs of over 2GB. "We have started the work to increase the file size limit for all OneDrive consumer accounts," a Microsoft rep told us in an email. "We have started the process with a small number of customers and will continue to roll it out to our full customer base. We will have more to share on this update in the near future, stay tuned to the OneDrive blog."
Summary There's a bit of an arms race going on in the cloud , with services like OneDrive , Google Drive, and Dropbox continually adding new features and options. The Redmond outfit is being a bit more vocal about this change. "Searching for sensitive content in SharePoint and OneDrive is now available worldwide for your use in your Office 365 environment. With this new capability, you can be better informed about what and where sensitive documents exist in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. And having this information will help you work better with content owners to ensure protection of sensitive data," Microsoft stated in a blog post.
Summary There's a few Cloud-type technologies that I would not like to give up and OneDrive is one of those. One user, megaman821 , noted a day ago that some larger files that wouldn't sync before, due to the limit, had finally managed to sync. There's no mention as to what the new limit might be, only that the larger files are now able to deliver to OneDrive storage.