Tech giant Microsoft and cloud storage service provider Dropbox on Thursday deepened their ties by integrating their products, allowing the Dropbox users to edit their files related to Microsoft Office directly within the cloud account using a tool called Office Online.
With the integration of the respective products of both the companies, the Dropbox cloud storage account users can link with Office Online and open, browse and edit Microsoft Office files in the Webified version of Office. The Dropbox users can also create new files in Office Online. Moreover, the newly created file can be directly saved to the Dropboxes.
All the users of Dropbox and Office Online will gain access to this new integration level from April 9.
In November 2014, Microsoft and Dropbox have clubbed hands to allow their users to access Dropbox cloud storage accounts directly from the Office apps that come installed on the devices. This integration has also allowed the users to edit their Office files inside the Dropbox app. Those capabilities were introduced for Dropbox users on both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS in November.
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