New Cloud Storage Option For Microsoft Office

In February 2015, Microsoft announced the Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) and enabled cloud storage providers to connect their servers to Office Online for iOS.
 
Microsoft states,
 
“Today, we’re making Office even easier for customers to use with cloud storage providers by adding real-time co-authoring with Office Online for documents stored in partner cloud services, extending our Office for iOS integration to all partners in the CSPP, and enabling integration between Outlook.com and cloud storage providers Dropbox and Box.”
 
 
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 Since 2013, Microsoft is offering real-time co-authoring with Office Online documents stored in OneDrive and SharePoint Online. Today, the company has extended their capacity to cloud storage providers in the CSPP program. The real-time co-authoring with Office Online is now available for users whose documents are stored in Box, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox, and Egnyte. Along with this, the company also enables any other partner in the CSPP program, enabling real-time co-authoring by using the standard interfaces.
 
 
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Microsoft states:
 
“We received lots of enthusiastic user feedback on our iOS and Android integration with Dropbox, which enables users to access, edit and share Dropbox files from the Office apps.”
 
Along with the addition to Dropbox, Microsoft is also offering all its CSPP partners the opportunity to tightly integrate with Office for iOS. This integration allows users to designate these partner cloud services as "places" in Office, exactly like Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox. Users can now browse for PowerPoint, Word, and Excel files on their favorite cloud service, from within the Office app. Users can now open, edit, and also create files on their app without worrying, as their file will be automatically updated in the cloud. Users can also open Office files from the cloud storage app in Office, and save any changes directly back to cloud.
 
 
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The Outlook app on Android and iOS has provided sharing support for Box, OneDrive and Dropbox, as well as accessing the digital content of users. The Dropbox and Box integrations will soon be available in Outlook.com to complement the existing OneDrive support. Microsoft informed us that in the coming weeks the new Outlook.com will be able to attach files from Box, Dropbox, and OneDrive right from their inboxes, and users will have the option to send files as traditional attachments or as cloud-based links.
 
Microsoft states,
 
“Today’s interoperability announcements are another step in our journey to make Office more open for customers and partners.”
 
The cloud storage provider can now learn more about how to join the program, and take advantage of the new capabilities, by visiting CSPP site.