Originally Posted by mboojigga
Except what your not grasping is that Skydrive along with Xbox Live and other services are apart of Azure so it isn't a separate entity. The average person doesn't care. If someone uploads a video or saves a file they don't have to worry about managing space like they did with the 360 excecpt with games for the physical hardrive itself. It doesn't matter if a file or character is 1mb or 2gb it is saved on the cloud which is what all the previous services I mentioned on the One is unlimited. I can't save or see my college papers on the One that are saved on the website. For some reason you can't seem to separate that the Skydrive/Azure is unlimited for a specific device on the overall service MS offers. .
I can easily separate it, you can't seem to understand that WE are not the general population that can and will easily make the assumption that "Xbox One users get unlimited SkyDrive storage" means "Hey I have unlimited space on my SkyDrive" and then get pissed and complain when they look and only see 7GB. THAT is the point. Calling it ALL SkyDrive is misleading to the majority of people who have these things. Not US. Hell there's an example in this thread alone, just a few posts up. It can be confusing and misleading, as they don't FULLY state that it ONLY applies to SkyDrive function on the XBO, not across the entire SkyDrive platform.
And trust me, start piling up the gigs on the "unlimited" storage and you'll get a notice from MS when you start having too much. To the average user, sure, you may rack up a dozen gigs maybe, but what about those who reach 100+ gb (not saying it will be easy, but it's possible for sure). Every company is like this. Comcast has a 250gb bandwidth limit (not enforced right now) where I am, I routinely break that each month, and after building my new comp, used over 3tb just downloading my digital games I own. I certainly got an inquiry about the usage.
"Unlimited" is only that until THEY decide you're using too much.
But again, my whole point is that calling it ALL SkyDrive is misleading marketing, as you DON'T infact get unlimited across the SkyDrive environment, just on that one device. Even the article you linked doesn't really specify that it's a separate function...
How are Microsoft doing this you ask? Well, with SkyDrive and Windows Azure of course! Windows Azure is the backend to all servers at Microsoft, it's the power behind SkyDrive, Bing and many more Microsoft services including Xbox One.
Either way, nice to see them sort of stepping up capabilities.