FREMONT, CA: Microsoft enhances the flexibility of using Office Online for documents stored in partner cloud services by allowing users to co-author documents in real-time. The Office for iOS will be made available for all the partners in the Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP). The company also enables the integration between Outlook.com and cloud storage providers such as Box and Dropbox.
The Microsoft Office software offers users to co-author and edit Office documents stored on cloud services such as OneDrive, Box, Citrix ShareFile, Dropbox and Egnyte. The new features include auto saving of documents so that users no longer have to exchange different versions by e-mail or worry about whether the documents they're viewing include all the most recent updates they've made. The industry-wide trend towards enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) has paved for this development. Microsoft’s goal is to provide access to Office Online across the globe.
Office for iOS Integration
Heading to the customers’ feedback, Microsoft announces integration of Office for iOS with CSPP partners. The users can now access Word, PowerPoint and Excel files on their cloud services within an office application. The integration in available with Box and partners such as Citrix ShareFile, Edmondo and Egnyte will be added soon.
"Today's interoperability announcements are another step in our journey to make Office more open for customers and partners," says Kirk Koenigsbauer, Office Corporate Vice President, Microsoft.