Microsoft Office and Dropbox join forces with new syncing and editing features
When the updates roll out, Office users will be able to directly open, edit and share their Dropbox files from within the Office apps. Likewise, Word, Powerpoint, and Excel docs on from Dropbox will open up directly in the relevant app.
All the changes to your documents will be synced directly to Dropbox’s cloud, and you can even invite others to collaborate with you by sharing a link to your file on Dropbox.
It’s a surprising move from Microsoft give Office already has extensive integration with its own OneDrive platform. However, Dropbox is simply more popular. Given the growing user base of cloud-baed competitors like Google Docs, it’s a smart move by the company to keep users hooked.