Microsoft, Dropbox Team Up For Office Integration, Windows Phone App

Dropbox Office Integration

The cloud storage war took a turn for the interesting recently after Microsoft officially announced unlimited OneDrive storage for active Office 365 subscribers.

This is one way to pull a fast one on competitors.

But now Redmond has partners up with Dropbox to offer an even better experience to Office users, no matter what platform they are using. Both companies have announced a partnership where they will integrate Dropbox storage with the Office suite of productivity applications.

Officer users on PC, tablets and phones will have access to all their documents stored on Dropbox, directly from within the apps.

Any changes and edits they make will automatically be saved and synced through Dropbox.

Same goes for Dropbox users — as they will now be able to open their Office files either using the official Dropbox app, the Office for web apps or even the native apps on mobile devices. Some of these changes will start showing on updated iOS and Android apps in the coming weeks.

While others are reserved for next year.

Speaking of which, as part of this partnership, Dropbox will also release an official client for the Windows Phone platform. Third-party alternatives exist, but a Windows Phone app is set to become available in the coming months.

Dropbox already offers an official Windows 8 solution, so maybe a revamped Universal binary that is housed on both the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store?

One sure can hope, right?

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