At the SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas, Microsoft made some announcements regarding OneDrive for Business. If you are not aware of it, OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro) is personal online storage for a company’s employees. Employees can store, sync, and share their work files across multiple devices with ease and security. With OneDrive and Office Online, employees can use Office and edit documents from virtually anywhere via a web browser in real time. Also Office Mobile apps including Windows Phone, Windows 8, iOS, and Android devices allows them to access documents from anywhere.
Not only is OneDrive for Business a simple and intuitive file sync and storage solution for employees, it’s a trusted service that provides enterprise-grade content management, compliance, and administrative controls, and it is financially backed by the industry leading Office 365 Service Level Agreement.
Microsoft made the following announcements regarding OneDrive for business,
-OneDrive for Business will be available for purchase as a standalone service. It’s also still available as part of many Office 365 for business plans, but the new standalone plan makes it easy to get started using cloud storage and sharing.
- It’s now easier to access, find, and manage your work files because of new user experience enhancements to OneDrive for Business.
- On-premises SharePoint customers can now configure OneDrive for Business more easily—with just a few clicks—with Service Pack 1 on-premises SharePoint customers to configure OneDrive for Business with just a few clicks with Service Pack 1.
Here are the pricing details for the standalone plan:
- Promotional pricing: $2.50 per user per month in all licensing agreements/programs (50% discount).
- For customers with Office with SA or Office 365 ProPlus: $1.50 per user per month; agreement types included: Open,
Enterprise Agreement, and MPSA.
Source: OneDrive for Business