Microsoft and Dropbox have announced they’ll be partnering to bring Dropbox support to Microsoft’s mobile and web Office suites.
The new Dropbox integration would allow Office users to open, edit and share files that are stored in Dropbox. After adding a Dropbox account to an Office app, users will be able browse their Dropbox contents, which appear alongside OneDrive and locally stored files. All mobile edits will be synced to Dropbox automatically with a sharing option available within the Office app.
Microsoft will be updating their Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
The collaboration is in the initial stages, and the partners plan to expand Dropbox integration to other Microsoft products in the future. Microsoft plans to add Dropbox capabilities to its Office online web apps in early 2015.