Microsoft is targeting several of its cloud-storage rivals including Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive, with a new OneDrive for Business offer.
The Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive customers can switch to OneDrive for free, and not pay anything until their existing contract is valid, up to a 3-year maximum.
Qualified users- the organizations with 500 or more users, and non-existing OneDrive for Business/Office 365 customers, can take advantage of this offer until June 30, 2018.
Microsoft will enable the new users to leverage the power of FastTrack, for smoother transition to OneDrive and Office 365. Microsoft FastTrack offers a set of tools, resources, best practices, and experts’ support to provide a great customer experience.
The offer will also help the customers who wanted to try out OneDrive for Business, but were locked into contract of other cloud storage solutions.
Currently, there are over 350K organizations globally, including Accenture, Rackspace, DBS Bank, who use OneDrive for seamless work experience and business growth.
At its Ignite conference last year, Microsoft had announced several new features for OneDrive, to make it easier for employees to work collaboratively, harness knowledge collectively and transform business processes. The tech giant has now rolled out some of those features, along the offer announcement.
OneDrive will now have Files On-Demand feature that will let the users preview more than 270 different files types without installing that application. This feature is currently available via a web app on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update desktop.
Microsoft has combined the power of Windows AutoPilot with Windows 10 RS3, Exchange Online w/ Office Click to Run and OneDrive files On-Demand with ADAL, so that IT administrators can access a fully powered PC, without physically touching the device.
With new Multi-Geo feature, organizations can control employees on an individual basis.
The offer has already started from 6th February.