A new feature that’s recently popped up in the SharePoint admin center allows you to manage storage limits for individual user’s Personal Site, now called SkyDrive Pro. SkyDrive Pro is an awesome utility that gives you greater storage and sharing capabilities, while allowing you to sync a SharePoint library on your computer. Like it’s free cousin (just called SkyDrive), SkyDrive Pro installs a utility in your taskbar, and continually keeps your files synchronized with their online versions.
Small and Midsize Business plans each allow for an allocation of 25GB of storage per user, as soon as they are provisioned. This amount is counted separately, and does not add to or subtract the overall storage allocation for a tenant.
However, Enterprise plans (E1-E3) allow you to allocate up to a whopping 100GB per user!
One thing to note is that while the first 25GBs are free (per user), you’ll have to take the remaining Gigabytes out of your shared storage quota. You can find more information on how this works here.
Head over to your SharePoint admin center, and you’ll find a new link for SkyDrive Pro, like so:
Type in the name or email address of the user whose quota you want to adjust, and select their name from the people picker:
You’ll be able to see what the user’s current usage is, and then change their storage limit up from 25GB to either 50GB or 100GB. At this point, there are no custom options, just those 3.
Click Save to apply your changes, and you’re done!
You will also see a storage allocation meter on this page, and it will go up and down as you assign (or limit) storage for your users:
But wait, there’s more!
If you find yourself running out of space, you can always purchase more at the low cost of $.25 per Gigabyte, per month. This allows you to easily expand your storage needs as you require them, and then trim them back when you no longer need the space as simple as the click of a button… well done, Microsoft!