Wednesday , June 20 2018

Microsoft opens up Office for Android to more cloud storage providers

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Do you use Microsoft’s Office apps on Android? If you do, then today’s update to their background services may just be of interest to you. If you did use Office for Android but wanted to use a cloud storage solution apart from One Drive or Dropbox you were a little out of luck.

However, today the Office team announced that they are opening up their Cloud Storage Partner Program to more services. At the moment is seems that OneDrive, Dropbox, Box, Egnyte, Tencent and Sharepoint are now viable as options. Apparently, more providers will be coming online soon. For those of us in the Googleverse, hopefully Google Drive will be online soon.

The update will bring two-way integration, when you launch an Office app you will be able to access connected accounts, conversely if you are in your cloud storage app and click on an Office file it will now open in the Office app, assuming you have it installed of course.

Source: Microsoft.

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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Dropbox has been integrated for a while. I’ve been using it at work and it’s a great way of sharing docs and doing real time editing and collaboration with people outside your company

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