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Microsoft and Dropbox’s Office hookup

Nov 5, 2014 12:16:47 PM

Microsoft and Dropbox have announced a strategic partnership to help people work more effectively on their phones, tablets and the Web. The partnership will include an integration of their collaborative services across Dropbox and Microsoft Office to allow customers to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations from work, home or school.

Once seen as a competitor to Microsoft’s SharePoint and OneDrive, Dropbox is used primarily as a file share for documents and photos. The move gives Microsoft another platform upon which to deliver Office 365 functionality as it continues to come to grips with the fact that the days of single-platform lock-in are in the past.

Topics: Office 365, Dropbox