Microsoft recently announced a significant increase to its SharePoint, which, for heavy users of the platform is going to be a welcome upgrade. Users can now access a storage allocation of 20 times what it was before, with a base tenant allocation of 1 TB and an additional 10 GB per user license – a marked increase over the previous 1 TB plus a half-GB per-user license allocation.
The changes are in response to global trends in digital transformation, recognizing that SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365 represent the world’s most important platforms for work and taking into account current trends in data storage. Studies show that global data storage needs have doubled in the past year alone. Microsoft is proving that they are dedicated to meeting this demand.
New SharePoint allocation allows a move away from third-party storage
Users are wanting to put even more content into SharePoint, as it will allow them to leverage the new team collaboration and content management features. It will also help them move away from having to use third-party cloud and on-premise servers at added expense. While many companies will find the new storage allocation sufficient, additional storage can be purchased on a per-GB/per month basis from within the SharePoint online admin center.
Office 365 groups, Microsoft Teams, and anybody who uses SharePoint to manage their content, will find value from this increase. Enterprise, especially, will potentially be able to increase their total storage allocation to 1000 TB or more.
Roll-out begins July 1, 2018
These changes will begin to roll out as of July 1, 2018. By the end of August, all SharePoint users should have full coverage. Once complete, you will be able to view and manage your total storage allocation directly from the online admin center.
We hope you are as excited by these updates as much as we are. If you are in need of support or direction in terms of how to do more with your new storage,.