Microsoft is offering free OneDrive for businesses that subscribe to competitors

Wednesday, 07 Feb, 2018

On Tuesday, Microsoft said users of those three file sync and sharing services can switch to OneDrive for Business without paying anything until their current contract expires.

Microsoft announced today that companies already signed up to Box, Dropbox, or Google's cloud storage services can make the switch to OneDrive and not pay a penny for the duration of their existing contract. This offer is valid starting February 6, 2018 through June 30, 2018 for organizations that are not now OneDrive for Business or Office 365 customers and who make a minimum 500 user commitment. Only companies that are not already OneDrive or Office 365 customers can apply, while those that are interested in making the switch must make a minimum 500 user commitment.

Learn more about this offer and start your transition to OneDrive. The company says that over 350,000 organizations now use the storage service and clearly they have confidence in the platform with this new offering. OneDrive supports a File Restore feature and even allows for real-time co-authoring within Office Online and the Office 2016. Lowe's recently rolled out OneDrive to 260,000 employees-empowering them to share with colleagues and customers across their 2,200 retail stores.

There's no shortage of cloud storage services out there, and it's likely that you already employ multiple services for personal use. Getting a company to move to OneDrive for storage or Office 365 for productivity is the first step in converting an organization to more lucrative contracts like Azure for hosting or infrastructure.

Microsoft is touting OneDrive for Business' cost, user interface, personalized search, security, and integration with Office 365 as competitive advantages. For more details, read "OneDrive Files On-Demand for the Enterprise".