Microsoft partners with Dropbox to integrate services

SAN FRANCISCO and REDMOND, Wash. - Nov. 4, 2014 - Dropbox Inc. and Microsoft Corp. announced a strategic partnership to integrate their services for collaboration across Dropbox and Microsoft Office on phones, tablets and the Web.
 
Dropbox and Microsoft users can now do the following: 
  1. Access Dropbox from Office apps to get to their files and folders faster.
  2. Edit Office files directly from Dropbox and sync them across devices.
  3. Share new or edited files from the Office apps using simple Dropbox sharing functionality.
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.
 
People around the world have embraced Office and Dropbox to empower the way they live and work today,” said Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox. “Our partnership with Microsoft will make it easier than ever to collaborate seamlessly across these platforms, giving people the freedom to get more done.
 
These services will be first available on Dropbox and Office apps for tables and phones. Subsequently, it will be made available over web.
 
The functionality will first be included in the next updates to the Office apps for iOS and Android, coming in the next few weeks.
 
More information can be found by visiting the Dropbox blog at https://blog.dropbox.com/2014/11/dropbox-microsoft-office-partnership and the Office blog at http://blogs.office.com.