Microsoft adds new cloud storage integration functionality to Office

Rebecca Gibson
Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson on 18 February 2015
Microsoft adds new cloud storage integration functionality to Office

Microsoft has added new cloud storage integration functionality for its Office platform.

Third-party cloud storage providers can natively integrate into the ‘Locations’ picker in the iOS Office apps for iPhone and iPad, enabling users to open, edit and save documents from Office. In future, this integration functionality will be available for the Office universal apps for Windows 10 and the Office for Android apps.

In addition, cloud service providers can now integrate Office Online into their applications, allowing users to open, view, and edit documents stored in those services in any web browser.

Box, Citrix, and Salesforce have already joined the new Cloud Storage Partner Program, while Microsoft aims to partner with more cloud services providers in future.

Writing in a blog post, Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for Microsoft Office, said: “While these may seem like small enhancements, these new features represent a big step forward for Office integration into the apps and services that are important to our customers.”

“Living in a cloud-first, mobile-first world is all about having the flexibility to get things done from anywhere and on any device,” said Koenigsbauer. “These exciting, new features will make it easier than ever to use Office with virtually any combination of apps, platforms and cloud storage services.”

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