Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, extends file upload size limit to 250GB on SharePoint

Microsoft is increasing the upload file size limit of OneDrive, Teams and SharePoint from 100GB to 250GB. The company announced that support for 250GB file size uploads will begin by the end of this month and general availability is expected by the end of Q1 2021. This change is intended for those who need to share large files or data sets while working from home. People using OneDrive for personal use can use larger file limits by uploading video albums, zip files with larger PC games, and more.

Announcing the new file size limit, Microsoft stated that it managed to increase it to 250GB by optimizing storage for upload performance. Each file is divided into chunks and each fragment is encrypted with a unique key. In addition, all files are supported in Azure Storage, Microsoft said.

Users will be able to share large files that can contain 8K or 4K videos, 3D models, large scientific datasets, research projects and more, on OneDrive, teams and SharePoint.

While the change will prove more useful for remotely working businesses due to the coronovirus epidemic, OneDrive users can upload large photos, video collections, zip files, and more using the 250 GB upload size limit. Microsoft assured users that they were only coordinating changes made with their partners, which would reduce the amount of time it takes to sync.

Meanwhile, Microsoft recently began testing a news and widget of interests on the taskbar for Windows 10. The widget will display weather, news headlines, stock market information and more. It is customizable. The new widget on the taskbar is currently being built with Windows Insider members with 21286 builds in the dev channel. It is available to members in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, India and the United States.


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