Microsoft luring iCloud refugees with free 15GB SkyDrive

Summary:SkyDrive is taking to Twitter with a new guerrilla tactic to pick up displaced iCloud users. If you received the iCloud storage upgrade expiration email, you've got until midnight tonight to redeem it for free storage.

Apple began sending emails to iCloud users earlier this month reminding them that the company's complimentary storage plans expire on September 30, 2013.

Microsoft, sensing an opportunity, quickly offered iCloud refugees 15GB of free SkyDrive storage (for one year) via Twitter

To take advantage of the offer, simply forward the downgrade email from Apple to HelpMeSkyDrive@outlook.com and you'll receive a redeem code via email:

Hey,

Thanks for sending over your email. Here’s your 15 GB of free storage for one year! Store your favorite files, photos, documents, or whatever you want! We are glad we could help you out to have your files always with you!

Here’s your code: 3V4BC-88RNV-283XG-GHVG8-93PYK

To activate simply go to http://SkyDrive.com, click manage storage on the bottom left, and enter your code. Feel free to email us back directly if you run into any problems.

Enjoy your free storage!

-The SkyDrive Team

SkyDrive currently offers 7GB of free storage to new users, but the guerrilla offer of 15GB of free space to displaced iCloud users bumps that up to a respectable 22GB, not bad. The offer ends tonight at midnight PST

Microsoft luring iCloud refugees with free 15GB SkyDrive - Jason O'Grady

As for me, I'm pretty much a DropBox guy because of its insanely great OS X and iOS integration (sadly the company rebuffed Steve Jobs' $800M acquisition offer), but I'm also a Box.com user. 

What are your thoughts on the state of the Cloud? Who's service do you use?

Topics: Apple, Cloud, Microsoft

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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