For those who are currently using a competing cloud storage solution, Microsoft has come up with an enticing offer: for the duration of the remainder of their contract with Dropbox, Box, or Google, businesses with 500 users or more can migrate and use OneDrive for Business free of charge.
There is another set of criteria: the candidates must not be an existing OneDrive for Business or Microsoft Office 365 customer.
You can take advantage of the deal until the end of June.
The upper limit to use it for free is three years. It’s worth keeping in mind that Microsoft will give adopters the standalone version of OneDrive for Business, the one that can be integrated with Microsoft Office 365.
Microsoft believes the following competitive advantages should be reason enough for users to make the switch:
- Personalized search
- User interface
The company’s data suggests that there are currently more than 350,000 organisations using OneDrive. Another benefit of switching over to OneDrive for Business is that by doing so, users effectively eliminate the need to manage so many vendors since the cloud storage service is pre-integrated with other Microsoft services.
Company officials have stated that Microsoft isn’t backing away from its partnering strategy with this offer. To prove this point, Microsoft Azure users may need Box’s cloud storage and content management services at times, and for this reason, the company will continue working with Box. Also, Microsoft won’t be backing away from its integration deal with Dropbox either.