100GB Free OneDrive Storage for Dropbox users, everyone

Get 100GB of Free OneDrive Storage

Microsoft are making it really hard for us to avoid looking like slavish fanboys with their announcements, but we like to keep our readers well informed of  great deals on great products. As long-term OneDrive users, on our phones, computers and tablets, we’ve been delighted with the general improvements to the service, and how it now works equally on all the platforms and devices we use.

Yesterday, Microsoft offered 100GB free OneDrive storage for two years to anyone worldwide, via Bing Rewards. For some reason, the link does not work at the moment unless you are in the United States, but we managed to sign up yesterday and will let you know if they fix it.

Today, Microsoft are aiming their guns at their rival Dropbox, by offering 100GB free OneDrive storage for a year to all U.S. Dropbox users. We like Dropbox, which is the cloud storage service that comes closest to OneDrive in cross-platform availability, functionality and ease of use. Even though they have recently slashed their previously ridiculous prices by about 80 percent, they are still difficult to recommend as an alternative to OneDrive, as the following comparison demonstrates:

Plans OneDrive Dropbox
Free 15GB (30GB if you enable camera upload) 2GB
Individual £7.99 per month for up to 5TB1 £7.99 per month for 1TB
Business £8.50 per month for 1TB2 £55 per month for 5TB3


  1. This includes a full Office 365 Home subscription that gives up to five family members 1TB each, and give you a full version of Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs, and 5 tablets.
  2. This price is for Office 365 Business, which gives 1TB of OneDrive storage along with a full Office suite, which again can be installed on 5 PCs or Macs, as well as on 5 tablets.
  3. Ludicrously Dropbox will not sell their business plan in less than five user increments, but they graciously will allow only one user to use it and still pay the full £55 for the privilege until the company grows.



And, if you think £7.99 a month is just too much to pay for 5TB of cloud storage and the ability to run Office on up to ten devices, why not prepay for a year and get it from Amazon for £67.44 (or £5.40 a month).

If you only need Office on a single device, and only 1TB of OneDrive storage, you can get it from Amazon for a measly £50.99 per year.

3 thoughts on “Get 100GB of Free OneDrive Storage”

  1. I could add that the world’s most valuable company, Apple, will generously give anyone, not just Apple product owners, 1GB of storage on their iCloud system (that you can only access from Apple products or via a web browser). They also let people use cut down versions of their iWork suite which, even in its full incarnation, is worse than even Google’s piss-poor Docs suite. Now don’t you feel honoured?!?

  2. I could add that the world’s most valuable company, Apple, will generously give anyone, not just Apple product owners, 1GB of storage on their iCloud system (that you can only access from Apple products or via a web browser). They also let people use cut down versions of their iWork suite which, even in its full incarnation, is worse than even Google’s piss-poor Docs suite. Now don’t you feel honoured?!?

  3. Now I own an Apple device I’ve discovered that Apple owners do a lot better than the general non-Apple owning scum who might, Christ alone knows why they might, Apple’s iCloud service. As I said before, the polloi get 1GB of iCloud storage, we Apple owners get 5GB of storage – that’s 0.48% of the storage I get from Microsoft for the simple act of subscribing to the best productivity suite that you can use on any platform. I use Office 365 on my Surface Pro 3 (the greatest computing device I have ever owned), Nexus 9, iPad Mini 2 and Lumia 930. I also have storage on a OneDrive for Business account courtesy of one of Dani’s clients. I can access all of my OneDrive storage via dedicated apps on each of the devices I use; iCloud can only be accessed from an Apple device or the super platform support cop-out method of via a web browser. I quite like my iPad Mini 2, even if does look rather like a child’s toy, but the world’s most valuable company are freaking tight as a duck’s bum when it comes to provision of cloud storage. And, of course, total crap when it comes to provision of cloud services. Pull finger, Apple, we customers of yours (Christ! I’m am Apple customer!) demand services on par with other mobile service providers! Give me a terabyte of storage, Apple, and I will stop slagging off your miserly behaviour and you might have another iCloud user. Until then you can shove your tiny puff of a cloud you’ve given me up your collective bums!

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