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Changes to Microsoft Storage for OneDrive, UGAMail

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Microsoft has announced new storage limits for its academic customers. In the coming year, UGA account owners will see changes to the available storage limits in their Office 365 accounts.

How does this affect me?

Departmental, affiliate, applicant and retiree accounts

  • Effective February 1, 2024, OneDrive storage for these accounts will be capped at 100 GB. UGAMail mailbox storage will be capped at 25 GB.
  • If your storage goes over these limits, your account will go into read-only mode. You will not be able to add any more files or receive new mail until you move or delete old files or mail and bring your account under the storage quota.

Here's how to check your UGAMail Storage.

Here's how to manage your OneDrive Storage.

Options to maximize your OneDrive and Sharepoint storage

  • If you own a departmental account, you can move files from your departmental account to a personal account and share those files with others. Keep in mind, if you leave UGA, your personal OneDrive will be disabled. You must transfer any shared files to a new owner before you leave.
  • Rather than using a departmental account to store and share files, create a Team using your personal account and share documents through a Team Sharepoint site.
  • EITS offers Standard Institutional File Storage (IFS), Secure IFS and Research IFS to UGA faculty and staff on a cost-recovery basis. These services are not designed for active collaboration of shared data but can be used as a repository or back-up for archived files. For more information, including pricing, visit our Cost Recovery site
  • Departmental, affiliate and retiree license holders may elect to purchase an upgraded license through Cost Recovery. Rates and more information will be available in late fall.
This information was accurate and complete at the time of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact the accuracy of the information.