Microsoft And Dropbox Become Partners To Allow You Online Editing Of Stored Documents
Be aware, Microsoft knows the cure for all of your inconveniences when it comes to documents, presentations and spreadsheets. Microsoft Office Documents is arguably the most famous platform of its kind because of its easy to offer functionality and great features.
Now Microsoft is adding another feasibility for users of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. That is: the software giant is partnering up with Dropbox to provide users with facility to edit documents stored in Dropbox using Office Online on the Internet.
Previously, if the users would have to make necessary changes in document files stored in Dropbox, they would do so using Microsoft Office offline. Now there’s need to download MS Office as you can do the editing task via Microsoft’s mobile or web app.
For online editing, however, you need to have Dropbox for Business with an Office 365 subscription or Dropbox Pro. Alternatively, to avoid any costs, you can use Dropbox basic free account (which gives a limited space for storage purposes) along with free Microsoft account if you wish to avail the service.
Once you are done with editing, you will find your files automatically saved to Dropbox. By same token, you can yourself save files through Office online.
Dropbox has confirmed the partnership via its blog writing: “We’ve released a new integration with Microsoft Office Online, so you can edit any Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel files in your Dropbox directly from your web browser.”
Microsoft Blog reads: “We continue to work closely with the Dropbox team to make it easier to work with your Office applications and Dropbox.”
Microsoft and Dropbox have had excellent business relationship. Both the companies teamed up last year where Dropbox’s Ilya Fushman had said: “Our philosophy is to give people the ability to work with the tools they want and Office is clearly the world’s biggest productivity suite.”
Here we have philosophy in practice. How much do you like it?
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.