World’s most popular document sharing website, Dropbox, recently revealed in one of their blog posts that they have partnered with Microsoft Office. This partnership will be fruitful for both of these companies as Office is home to over more than 35 billion documents.
In our mobile-first and cloud-first world, people need easier ways to create, share and collaborate regardless of their device or platform, said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Together, Microsoft and Dropbox will provide our shared customers with flexible tools that put them at the center for the way they live and work today.
- Edit Office files in the Dropbox mobile app. This change will be synced and reflected across all the devices. So if you started something at the breakfast table, you can complete it on the way to the office.
- Access Dropbox files from your Microsoft Office app and also save new files to Dropbox from the same.
- You can also Share Dropbox links from Office, specially when you don’t have enough time to open Dropbox and have to rush to a meeting after editing your file.
These features will be rolled out to iOS and Android users in the next few weeks. Over the period of next months, Dropbox will be expanding these features to the web as well to add further integration between Dropbox and Microsoft Office Online.
The blog post stated that the new features will begin rolling out to all iOS & Android users in the next few weeks. Windows Phone and Windows Tablet users would be getting the updates soon too. Dropbox for Business will also get early access very soon to these features.