Microsoft will let you edit documents directly from other cloud services

January 26, 2016

No need to import.

Microsoft just announced that in line with improving its own Office productivity apps on iOS and Android, the company will soon add support to a plethora of cloud services that will enable you to edit compatible documents directly from it.

This means that you no longer have to import the document, edit it and then save it again on your chosen cloud storage service. This also means it will be easier to edit these documents on the go especially when you are accessing them from a mobile device.

“This integration lets users designate these partner cloud services as “places” in Office, just as they can with Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox. Users can now browse for PowerPoint, Word and Excel files on their favorite cloud service right from within an Office app. They can open, edit or create in these apps with confidence that their files will be updated right in the cloud. Users can also open Office files from their cloud storage app in Office, then save any changes directly back to the cloud,” Microsoft said in a blog post.

Supported cloud services include Dropbox, Box, Citrix ShareFile and Egnyte. Microsoft’s Office productivity suite include OneNote, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, all of which are available for iOS and Android devices as a free download with an optional subscription needed to unlock extra features.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.