Microsoft on Monday promised that Office 365 ProPlus subscribers would have access to OneDrive for Business, the company’s enterprise-grade cloud storage service, by the end of January 2015.
Initially, OneDrive for Business will come with a 1TB-per-user maximum. But as Microsoft rolls out unlimited storage to other Office 365 plans’ subscribers, those with Office 365 ProPlus will also receive the infinite allowance.
Office 365 ProPlus is a $12-per-user-per-month subscription that provides business workers with rights to Office 2013 on Windows and Office for Mac 2011, as well as rights to Office for iPad and commercial use of the iPhone and Android Office apps.
Unlike most other Office 365 rent-not-buy plans, ProPlus does not come with off-premises Exchange and Lync; the latter, Microsoft’s chat, video calling and telephony service, is to be renamed Skype for Business in 2015.
Office 365 ProPlus is instead a substitute for traditionally-licensed Office 2013 and Office for Mac 2011, and usually adopted by companies that still prefer to run their Microsoft backend servers — Exchange, in particular — on premises.