Cloud storage services company Box has revealed plans to offer integration with Microsoft's Office 365, while at the same time announcing the immediate removal of its storage limits for its business customers.
Box actually announced two integrations with Microsoft today; one for Office 365 and the other for Outlook 2013. Here is what Box will be offering users of both products, which will begin beta testing this fall.
- Box for Office 2013 Desktop: Users can easily open, edit, share and save any file from Box seamlessly within Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- Box for Outlook 2013 Desktop: Box streamlines email workflow, enabling users to share links to files already stored in Box and convert document attachments to secure Box shared links.
Box will also offer integrations with Microsoft's free Office Online services sometime later in the future.
Box already had unlimited space for customers signed up to its Enterprise plan but, thanks largely to the reduction of storage cost, the company is now extending that "no limit" policy to its new and existing business customers. Box stated:
Storage only matters when it's a roadblock, and we're excited to make these limits a thing of the past for our Business customers as well. Competition for enterprise customers will no longer be about how much information a solution enables them to store, but rather, what it helps them do with that information.