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Microsoft and Dropbox announce strategic partnership

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Dropbox and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to help people work more effectively. The two companies are teaming up to integrate their services for collaboration across Dropbox and Microsoft Office on phones, tablets and the web.

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Over 1.2 billion people use Office to get work done, and Dropbox has become home to more than 35 billion Office files.

"In our mobile-first and cloud-first world, people need easier ways to create, share and collaborate regardless of their device or platform,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. "Together, Microsoft and Dropbox will provide our shared customers with flexible tools that put them at the center for the way they live and work today.”

"People around the world have embraced Office and Dropbox to empower the way they live and work today,” said Drew Houston, CEO and co-founder of Dropbox. "Our partnership with Microsoft will make it easier than ever to collaborate seamlessly across these platforms, giving people the freedom to get more done.”

These capabilities will first be available from within the Dropbox and Office apps on tablets and phones, and will soon be accessible via the Web.

Dropbox and Microsoft users can now access Dropbox from Office apps to get to their files and folders faster. edit Office files directly from Dropbox and sync them across devices, and dhare new or edited files from the Office apps using simple Dropbox sharing functionality.

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