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    My renewal is due in may. £265 nah.

    Any alternatives for cheaper/free? Problem is I use a fair bit of space on onedrive which I think is part of the deal?

    How to migrate off? I really don't want to lose any email. Easiest way to archive to pst in outlook and do that way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    My renewal is due in may. £265 nah.

    Any alternatives for cheaper/free? Problem is I use a fair bit of space on onedrive which I think is part of the deal?

    How to migrate off? I really don't want to lose any email. Easiest way to archive to pst in outlook and do that way?
    Why are you using Home & Business? Does it offer anything more than Home for £79.99?

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    Are you using OneDrive because you need to share all the files with multiple devices not connected to the same network, because you don’t like hard drives, or because you think you must?

    As for alternatives to MS Office, there’s still Libre and OpenOffice. Both free.
    You may find your broadband provider or you phone software comes with cloud storage that you’re not using, and maybe you need to manage your files a bit better.
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    OneDrive alone surely can be had quite cheaply... what else are you getting for that price as it sounds a lot. Is that per year?!
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    That’s what I can’t quite figure out. I have Home 365, £79.99 a year, 6 users with 1Tb of OneDrive space each.

    The downside is that you can only have one OneDrive linked to your Windows account, but if you want (say) 2Tb of space available then just set up a second Live account, create the OneDrive account online, create a folder in it, and share the folder with your main account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meridian View Post
    Why are you using Home & Business? Does it offer anything more than Home for £79.99?
    Dunno. I think at the time I had a special offer - it wasnt £200+
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Are you using OneDrive because you need to share all the files with multiple devices not connected to the same network, because you don’t like hard drives, or because you think you must?

    As for alternatives to MS Office, there’s still Libre and OpenOffice. Both free.
    You may find your broadband provider or you phone software comes with cloud storage that you’re not using, and maybe you need to manage your files a bit better.
    As a backup and its nice to have files accessible from anywhere...
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    My renewal is due in may. £265 nah.

    Any alternatives for cheaper/free? Problem is I use a fair bit of space on onedrive which I think is part of the deal?

    How to migrate off? I really don't want to lose any email. Easiest way to archive to pst in outlook and do that way?
    I don't know if you are a developer, but if you buy the action pack subscription you get office 365. Up to 5 licenses etc. I have 4 email domains on it now. You also get Azure credits if that floats your boat.

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    I have just started an office 365 business premium subscription for £11.50 a month per user. Get all the office apps (5 installs) including an exchange server, sharepoint, 1TB in OneDrive and loads of other toys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    As a backup and its nice to have files accessible from anywhere...

    This is like pulling teeth, or answering a newbie who asks about tax, but actually wants to know if they can get a free holiday on expenses.

    OK...

    1. How much space do you need for your backups?

    And totally separate to the above requirement:
    2. How much space do you need for the files you want to be accessible from anywhere?

    3. Who is your broadband provider?
    4. What smartphone do you use?
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