There was been some really big news this week on Office 365 data storage for Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.
Exchange Online Mailbox Size Increase
First for Exchange Online, the mailbox sizes have doubled in size.
Both Exchange Online 1 & 2 mailboxes have gone from 25 GB to 50 GB!!! Plus for archive mailbox, Exchange Online Plan 1 when to 50 GB while Exchange Online Plan 2 is still unlimited.
Plus Shared and Resource mailboxes both increased from 5 GB to 10 GB.
SharePoint Online SkyDrive Pro Site Size Increase
Second, SharePoint Online SkyDrive Pro sites have had their sizes increased too.
There are now 25 GB available per SkyDrive Pro user in SharePoint! They were recently 7 GB, and remember they used to only be 2 GB before the new 2013 release. So basically SkyDrive Pro (legacy MySites) when from 2 GB to 25 GB in just few months. Remember this 25 GB does not count against your pooled storage.
Plus you have the ability to expand SkyDrive Pro Sites from 25 GB. They can be increased to 50 GB or 100 GB. This is done by using your SharePoint Online pooled storage and allocating that extra space to the individual SkyDrive Pro sites that need more space.
This is the value of the Office 365 cloud as an evergreen service; customers continue to get new features quickly that add value.
This is huge. Think of it this way:
- E1 / G1 Suite – you went from having a default of 57 GB space per user to 125 GB space per user! That includes your default mailbox, archive mailbox and SkyDrive Pro site. Plus you can still expand the SkyDrive Pro site.
- E3 / G3 Suite – is the same plus you have unlimited space in your email archive.
There are lots of different ways you can look at this but it is truly exciting.