Microsoft and Dropbox – Another tick in the box for Office 365

On Tuesday 4th November Microsoft and DropBox announced a strategic partnership paving the way for users of Office 365 and DropBox to collaborate and work more effectively. This is the latest partnership aimed at strengthening the appeal of Office 365 to existing Office users.

“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.”

Dropbox and Microsoft users can now do the following:

  • Access Dropbox from Office apps to get to their files and folders faster.
  • Edit Office files directly from Dropbox and sync them across devices.
  • Share new or edited files from the Office apps using simple Dropbox sharing functionality

The features will be available to Office users with a Dropbox account. An Office 365 subscription will be required for Dropbox for Business customers. For more information on Office 365 contact our experts today.