As remote work and learning increase, Microsoft has confirmed that its upload cap for OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint will soon be increased to 250 GB from 100 GB.
In a recent blog post, Microsoft clarified that by optimizing storage for upload efficiency, the company was able to meet the 250 GB goal. In other words, each file uploaded is split into chunks and a unique key is encrypted for each piece.
This increase in the upload cap would allow them to upload larger picture and video files, even for those who use OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint for personal storage. Microsoft also makes sure that the user can anywhere and at any time, upload large files.
This will be the second time that Microsoft is growing the upload sizes for files. Last July, the company, as reported by The Verge, increased its upload limit to 100 GB from 15 GB.
In particular, this is excellent news for those working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and facing storage and sharing problems with massive projects such as science datasets, CAD archives, and 4K and 8K images.
This new limit is expected to start rolling out by the end of January 2021, and the new limit is expected to be available to all by the end of this quarter.