Microsoft SharePoint Online storage allocation increase

Microsoft has announced an increase in the Microsoft SharePoint Online storage allocation. The SharePoint Online storage used to be 1 TB per tenant + 0.5 GB per user license purchased. The per user storage has now increased from 0.5 GB to 10 GB per user (=20x increase).

All Office 365 services that use SharePoint for content services, including Microsoft Teams and Office 365 Groups, will benefit from this substantial storage increase.

Note this does not include SharePoint Online kiosk plans including Office 365 F1 and Microsoft 365 F1.

Example scenarios of increased storage allocation:

100 user licenses 5000 user licenses 100,000 user licenses
Base tenant allocation 1 TB 1 TB 1 TB
Per user license allocation 1 TB (100 * 10 GB) 50 TB (5000 * 10 GB) 1000 TB (100,000 * 10 GB)
Total tenant allocation 2TB 51 TB 1001 TB

This change started rolling out in late June 2018 and will be completed by the end of August 2018. Once complete, you’ll see this increased storage in your SharePoint Online admin center. If you are currently paying for additional storage you can decrease this as needed after this change is reflected in your tenant.

As always, you can purchase additional storage if needed from within the SharePoint Online admin center on a per-gigabyte, per-month basis.

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