Having more options in the apps we use is a good thing, especially if it helps with securing data and information, or sharing those things when it needs to be shared. Microsoft is adding a bit of functionality to Office for iPad and iPhone to help with that.
Dropbox and Microsoft are working together to bring more support and functionality to each company’s important apps. For Microsoft, it’s about adding Dropbox syncing and integration for Office apps, including the Office apps for iOS. With this new support, users will be able to share their Dropbox links right from within Office, thanks to a specific Dropbox link that is created to share the document.
Users will also be able to access files stored within Dropbox, and save files made with Office directly to Dropbox when they’re finished. The Dropbox mobile app will also now let users edit Office documents from anywhere, and changes will be synced automatically from the mobile app to the desktop client, and vice versa.
“We know that much of the world relies on a combination of Dropbox and Microsoft Office to get work done. In fact, Dropbox is home to over 35 billion Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. That’s why we’re partnering with Microsoft to help you do more on your phones, tablets, and the web. Soon you’ll be able to access your Dropbox directly from Office apps, and edit Office files from the Dropbox app.“
The changes will be made soon, and Dropbox says the updated Office and Dropbox apps will be available to downloaded (or updated) in the next few weeks.[via Dropbox]