OneDrive Increases Free Storage and Office 365 Gets 1TB Free

OneDrive announces a new free tier of 15GB, reduces prices for storage purchase and increases storage included with Office 365 to 1TB.

OneDrive Increases Free Storage and Office 365 Gets 1TB Free

OneDrive for Business Now Offers 1TB per User

Microsoft announced several updates to OneDrive for Business including storage bump to 1TB per user. It is a serious contender for businesses of any size.

OneDrive for Business Now Offers 1TB per User

My experience at the container storage location

I went to the container location yesterday to get our good passed through customs. I thought, for kicks, why not document the experience so I can look back in the future. I tweeted during the process from my other twitter account @MehtaRomit (where it is more personal tweets vs @TheRomit which is more tech news-related tweets). Here’s the storify story:

  1. mehtaromit
    Arrived 10 minutes ago to container location. Need to “inspect” and explain what we have, to customs, apparently.

    Tue, Oct 16 2012 22:29:51

  2. mehtaromit
    Entire container contents will apparently be moved to Concor’s containers. Given how tightly it was packed the first time, I am worried.

    Tue, Oct 16 2012 22:30:41

  3. mehtaromit
    Taken to the container. Waiting for someone to open it.

    Tue, Oct 16 2012 23:26:09

  4. SathyaBhat
    @mehtaromit your tweets give a new dimension to the term “unboxing”

    Tue, Oct 16 2012 23:28:57

  5. mehtaromit
    Transfer started.

    Tue, Oct 16 2012 23:34:57

  6. mehtaromit
    @SathyaBhat in some ways it is re-boxing 🙂

    Tue, Oct 16 2012 23:36:19

  7. mehtaromit
    Negotiation topics off on the side. (also, my windows 8 PC!!)

    Tue, Oct 16 2012 23:41:17

  8. Tue, Oct 16 2012 23:54:50

  9. mehtaromit
    Stuff transferred. Now waiting for some hocus pocus with the clearing agent’s guy and the officer. “just wait here for 5 minutes”. 🙂

    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:10:00

  10. That was quick!
  11. mehtaromit
    Still having to wait.

    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:17:17

  12. mehtaromit
    Waiting for superintendent signature, apparently. Still waiting, moved to the waiting area now.

    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:50:59

  13. mehtaromit
    *still* waiting. Sigh.

    Wed, Oct 17 2012 01:09:07

  14. Meanwhile, smartphone battery was dying 😦
  15. mehtaromit

    Wed, Oct 17 2012 01:25:03

  16. Over an hour of bureaucracy 😦

Fascination with Gmail

What’s the fascination with Gmail? I know that when something is hard to get, it becomes more wanted. But after all the upgrades to Yahoo and hotmail, why is there such a demand still for Gmail?

As I start browsing sites about blogging, I realize a common trend is for people to announce that they have a Gmail account or they are so frustrated that they don’t have one.

Heck, even I announced that I have Gmail! What a fool I am…

No, I am not excited that I have one. I use Outlook, so disk space and email quota don’t have too much importance in my books. I would love to see their ‘threading’ feature, but that is not something I am dying for at this moment.

Come on people….there are better things in life to look forward to 🙂

I got Gmail!

Thanks to my cousin in NJ, who signed up me instead of himself, I have a Gmail account now! It is truly a no-frills interface, in line with all other google properties. And in fact now since rediffmail has offered free email account with 1GB, the whole novelty of high storage space is also gone.

But the good thing is that Gmail lets me see my emails in a thread fashion too. That really helps if I am trying to follow a conversation. I am sure it will only improve as time passes by.

Now I am waiting for an invite from Gmail, so I can sign my cousin up….