Good news to Box users, as they can now create and edit Microsoft Office documents using Office Online without having to leave the cloud storage service. This new merger is part of the plan to expand Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program.
According to Box’s David Still, there are already more than a billion Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files in Box and users can now use the recently announced service to create and even edit Office files all inside Box. Any changes you make to an Office Online document/file will automatically be saved on the cloud, so you do not have to worry about having to re-upload the files again to Box.
In the press release, Box’s CEO Aaron Levie says that the new model for enterprise productivity depends on creating seamless, device agnostic connections between the core applications that people use to get work done. With over a billion users, Levie admits that the merger with Office is a crucial move in their growth and also in the transformation of the way people work and do business.
The new announcement combines Box’s robust storage and sharing features with Office’s productivity.
This new feature is already available to Box business users with an Office 365 license and all Box users with a personal account.