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OneDrive Sync Update: 5 Terabytes of Storage Available

May 31, 2019

Each OneDrive user now has 5 terabytes of storage but there is a very small change to be aware of for employees not using Windows 10. Windows 10 users will not notice any change.

The changes will be apparent to users running Windows 7, 8.1, or any computer that has not been reimaged in the past two years and uses OneDrive for Business. OneDrive for Business is being discontinued by Microsoft. The new version is just OneDrive. This update applies to the application that syncs a computer’s files with OneDrive and does not involve OneDrive cloud file storage or how OneDrive cloud storage behaves.

ITS will push the new version out in June. In the future, when the OneDrive application is opened, users will be notified of the simple steps they need to take to set it up. Please note, anyone who has a gray OneDrive cloud icon in the taskbar navigation area of their computer has the correct and updated OneDrive desktop app but hasn’t set it up. The service can be updated by selecting the icon and signing in with your U of I account.

ITS is happy to help anyone with questions via the ITS tech support portal.

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