Free OneDrive cloud storage now available worldwide for Microsoft, iOS and Android devices

It’s moving day, with free cloud storage OneDrive now globally available — but you don’t have to do a thing. Existing SkyDrive customers are all set: Your files are ready in the new OneDrive, writes Chris Jones on The OneDrive Blog. “All you have to do is head over to and log in.”

You’ll find some changes, ones we think you’ll like. “We’re rolling out several new capabilities, including automatic camera backup for Android and the ability to share and view videos just as easily as photos,” Jones writes. “We’ve also added new ways for you to earn more storage — on top of the 7 GB we already give you for free. Customers who refer friends can now receive up to 5 GB (in 500 MB increments) for each friend who accepts an invitation to OneDrive, and we’ll even give you 3 GB just for using the camera backup feature, since we want to help make sure you never lose another photo. There’s even a new monthly payment plan, if you’d like a little more flexibility in how you use your storage.”

OneDrive is available across every major device and platform. It’s built into the latest versions of Windows, Windows Phone, Office and Xbox. “You can even make OneDrive your default storage option, so you never have to worry about whether you are saving files to the cloud: They are just there,” Jones writes. “If you happen to carry an iPhone or Android phone, or use an iPad, Android tablet, Windows device, or a Mac— OneDrive is available there, too.”

To celebrate the official launch of OneDrive, Microsoft will give 100,000 people 100 GB of free storage for one year. “That’s 10 petabytes of free storage — enough storage space for a photo of everyone on the planet. If you want to be one of those 100,000, keep an eye on @OneDrive for clues.”

To learn more, read the press release, and head over to The OneDrive Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff