Microsoft is continuing to expand the amount of places that business users of Office 365 and Office Online can create and edit their files. Today, the company announced a new partnership with the buiness-themed cloud service Box that will allow Office Online users to make Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents directly from their Box web account.
Here are the main features of this new Box for Office Online service, which was previously announced in 2014.
- Seamless workflows between Box and Office Online: Users can work on files in Office Online from Box through a simple 'open with' button, and all edited files are automatically saved back to Box with no action required.
- Full editing capabilities: All of the editing features that have made Office Online the standard for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations in the cloud, will be fully functional from the Box platform and available with the same interface that our users are familiar with.
- Easier collaboration with 'share': Soon, users will be able to share content in Office Online in the same easy way it's done in Box - by simply clicking the 'share' button, users are prompted with the granular collaboration controls they expect from Box.
Microsoft previously announced similar features for Office Online on the Dropbox service.