Microsoft today more than doubled the amount of free cloud storage users get with its OneDrive service and cut prices for additional space in the cloud by about 70 percent. In a related move the company also unveiled a new offer for subscribers to its Office 365 service: 1TB of free storage.\nThe price cuts announced Monday are part of the ongoing cloud-storage war. The 15GB offer puts Microsoft on par with Google Drive, and OneDrive is notably cheaper than Dropbox and Box -- for now. (Box offers 10GB of free storage while Dropbox offers 2GB.)\nPrice aside, Microsoft made it easier to use the cloud service by integrating OneDrive with its latest Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 OS releases. That\u2019s not a huge advantage, but it does make life a bit simpler. Having a smooth interface between OneDrive and the Office 365 service is a more significant advantage, but it\u2019s one I haven\u2019t tested.\nThe price cuts make OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) a tempting option. Here are the basic pricing options:\n\nFree storage climbs to 15GB from 7GB\nAll Office 365 users now get 1TB\u00a0of OneDrive\u00a0storage\nOffice 365 Personal subscribers get 1TB of storage for $6.99\/month, and that price includes the subscription and the storage\nOffice 365 Home subscribers get individual storage of 1TB for up to five people for $9.99 a month\nIf you don\u2019t subscribe to Office 365 and need more than the 15GB, you can pay\u00a0$1.99 a month for 100GB (it used to cost\u00a0$7.49 a month) or $3.99 for\u00a0200GB (down from\u00a0$11.49 a month)\n\nAll of these updates will take effect in the next month. Current subscribers will automatically be moved to the lower prices, according to Microsoft.\nIn comparison, Dropbox charges $10 a month for every 100GB, up to 500GB, and Box charges $10 a month for up to 100GB.\nMy advice: Keep checking prices and be ready to switch providers. Storage is a commodity that\u2019s getting cheaper all the time.