The year 2020 saw an astronomical increase in the adoption of remote work and learning with the pandemic. Users have felt the need to upload large files such as 4K and 8K video files, 3D models, and large data sets with their colleagues, clients, and peers. This trend was particularly pronounced in certain industries, such as heavy manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and media. Let us see how Microsoft can help in managing these needs.
What Is the Latest Microsoft 365 Update for File Storage?
Microsoft has made rapid strides in helping users store, synchronize, and share massive files using Microsoft 365. The upload file size for Microsoft 365 has been enhanced to 250 GB from 100 GB. This limit applies to SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive. With this enhanced limit, it is easier than ever to share massive files, such as that of a 3D model of a building, advertisement videos shot in 8K resolution, or even large datasets required for research projects such as the COVID-19 vaccine trials. Interestingly, this change is not only for businesses and schools alone, but even for personal use enabling families to share video albums with their relatives, and gamers to upload massive files of their favorite games to the internet for their peers and friends.
How Has the Support for 250 GB File Size Upload for Microsoft 365 Been Achieved?
Microsoft claims that it has achieved the 250 GB limit by splitting each file into chunks, encrypting them with unique keys, and uploading them into Azure Storage. This not only optimizes storage for upload performance but also results in better performance and ensures high availability. Despite the increase in the file sizes, the time to sync does not increase by much because of the differential sync feature that only synchronizes the changes, instead of the whole file. This also helps in reducing network utilization while simultaneously improving the overall performance. This enhancement for Microsoft 365 to support the upload of files up to 250 GB is to be rolled out by the end of January 2021 and will be made generally available by the end of the quarter.
Apps4Rent Can Help with Microsoft 365 Licenses and Setup
If the improved flexibility in Microsoft 365 with 250 GB file support is not reason enough to switch to the productivity suite, Microsoft is slated to make further improvements later this year in applications such as Teams, OneDrive, Outlook, and Power BI, making the solution an even more compelling choice.
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