Why Dropbox Is Teaming Up With Microsoft

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Dropbox users will soon be able to edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files stored on its service with Microsoft’s Office Suite, and in the very near future, updates of Office mobile apps will also seamlessly sync files to Dropbox. It’s a win-win partnership for both sides, as the cloud storage service has been facing strong competition from Google Drive and Apple’s free, iCloud-enabled iWork apps.

Update: In a major strategy shift, Microsoft now offers mobile Office on iPad, iPhone, and Android for free