Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has announced that it is partnering with Dropbox after which, users will be able to access, manage and share their office documents directly from Dropbox mobile and web apps. Dropbox has also confirmed this in a blog post. The post claims that Dropbox is a home to over 35 billion Office documents. People daily use Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) office and Dropbox to share daily documents.
The new functionality will be launched in the mobile apps in the coming months. Sharing of documents through Dropbox and Office suite will be rolled out in the first half of 2015, according to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). The company is rigorously expanding its partnerships to strengthen its trademark office suite, which is daily used by millions of users in home, office and enterprise.
Office for iPad users will also get great benefits from this announcement. The upcoming feature will let Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Office for iPad users to link their Dropbox accounts with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint iPad apps. This will make it easier to create share and edit documents on the go.
An article on The Verge reported about this latest partnership between Microsoft and Dropbox and said that both companies have given a pleasant surprise by this announcement. The article quoted Kirk Koenigsbauer, head of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Office Engineering team, who said that Office for iPad users were demanding an integration and access to Dropbox files from day one.
Dropbox’s post said that the integrated features of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Office will also be available for Dropbox for Business customers.