Office 365 Changes Maximum File Upload Limit from 250 Megabytes to 2 Gigabytes

Microsoft has been increasing its storage and file limits for most of its cloud based offerings.  This is value added service that users receive automatically as part of their Office 365 subscription.  This was announced in late summer this year but we have customers who weren’t aware of the increase. 

Key changes include:

  • Increased file upload limit from 250 megabytes to 2 gigabytes
  • Increased Site Collection limits from 3,000 to 10,000
  • Increased Recycle Bin duration from 30 days to 90 days
  • Increased SkyDrive storage from 7 gigabytes to 25 gigabytes

The file upload limit was a barrier for some of our clients in particular as they are dealing with large files.  For example, we have oil and gas and engineering clients who are distributing engineering drawings that are hundreds of megabytes and the 250 megabyte limit was a barrier that has now been lifted.