Just a few days ago, Microsoft unveiled unlimited OneDrive storage space for Office 365 subscribers and headlines read "Microsoft just launched a huge attack against Google and Dropbox" and "Microsoft just stuck a dagger into Google Drive and Dropbox."
My how things change. And, change quickly.
Today, according to a Dropbox blog post, Dropbox and Microsoft are partnering to bring Dropbox capabilities to Office 365 users. The partnership will bring access and editing capabilities directly into the Dropbox app. You'll be able to save to your Dropbox storage account, share, and edit from any smartphone, PC, or tablet, and from the web.
Dropbox says you'll be able to:
- Edit Office files from the Dropbox mobile app
- Access Dropbox files from the Office app
- Share Dropbox links from Office
The features will roll out to all iOS and Android Office 365 users in the next few weeks, and additional functionality is planned along the way. In 2015, Dropbox also plans to provide the same integration with Office Online and release a Dropbox app for Windows Phone and Windows tablets.
Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO had this to say about the partnership:
"In our mobile-first and cloud-first world, people need easier ways to create, share and collaborate regardless of their device or platform. 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."
And, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox, Drew Houston, added this:
"People around the world have embraced Office and Dropbox to empower the way they live and work today. Our partnership with Microsoft will make it easier than ever to collaborate seamlessly across these platforms, giving people the freedom to get more done."