SharePoint Simplifies Online Storage Management

When OneDrive for Business upped user’s storage allotment to 1 TB and removed the quota management tab from the Online Administration Center, the experience of using SharePoint’s many features became easier. Now, a new storage model based on usage will make it even easier to manage storage availability across your team sites.

What The New Model Means For You

First, you will notice that you can reclaim much more SharePoint Online pooled storage capability with the new system. Reserved storage now applies only at the tenant level and does not tie up blocks of reserved storage; only actual use counts against your total.

You will also notice that the new system allows you to toggle between auto storage and manual storage. Depending on your needs, you can set the entire system or individual users to auto and manual storage capabilities. New users were set to auto saving by default but will now be set to manual as the default position, allowing them to easily allocate storage. Kiosk and external users do not contribute to the overall tenant storage pool, so you can extend your site-use capabilities without using up your storage.

Site Collection Limits Raised

Site collections, or the ability to store various site addresses, has been raised from 10,000 to 500,000. All site collection data is drawn from the same pool of storage, so you never have to worry about running out of space for your site collections. Additional storage is also available.

These storage plans are available with Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, and E4; Office 365 Education A2, A3, and A4; Office 365 Government G1, G3, and G4; and Office 365 Midsize Business. Office 365 Small Business will have only one site collection and Office 365 Government plans will have 100 GB per site of collection storage limit. 

Even More Reasons To Invest In SharePoint

SharePoint is a great way to manage your storage. With the new features and perks, SharePoint is becoming even more user-centric and allows you to manage your storage capabilities even more than before.

Investing in SharePoint is a great way to manage storage, integrate apps and programs into your company’s infrastructure, offer users collaborative and social abilities and improve work productivity across the board. Check out everything SharePoint has to offer for both site-specific or dedicated users and online versions that allow collaboration across the country or around the world.