Notice to all Live@edu Customers around SkyDrive and keeping 25GB Cloud Storage

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As more and more educational institutions are migrating to cloud services, Microsoft have secured 7 million more users for their live@edu email service in India but there are a few changes to the Live services that are part of live@edu then you need to be aware of.

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New users to SkyDrive as of the 22nd April who want to take advantage of SkyDrive will be given 7GB of space instead of the old 25GB.

For existing user who are using SkyDrive (who have uploaded files already) are still entitled to the 25GB but have to log into SkyDrive and request this.  Ensure that this message get to all your staff and students using live@edu or SkyDrive so they can take advantage of keeping that size.

Don’t be thinking that Microsoft are being harsh by reducing the default, they are actually offering more.  For a small cost you can now purchase a annual subscription to higher SkyDrive storage ranging up to 100GB.

When you log into SkyDrive you will see a similar looking section as the below image.  Click on Free Upgrade! to get your 25GB back.

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