Good news for Android Office users: Now you can save and update your Office files on other cloud storage platforms such as Dropbox. Microsoft announced that its Cloud Storage Partner Program is now accessible for those who use Office apps on Android devices.
Now users will not only be able to edit, store and update their office files on OneDrive, but they will be able do it on other cloud storage providers’ apps as well.
Microsoft Brings More Cloud Storage Options for Android Users
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Beginning now, Microsoft Office on Android supports Dropbox, Box, Egnyte, and 腾讯微云 (Tencent). The company states that it will further add support for Citrix ShareFile, Edmodo, and Learnium in the near future.
iOS devices have been experiencing the Cloud Storage Partner Program for quite some time. So it’s good to witness that Android is also receiving some love.
How to Add Your Preferred Cloud Storage Provider:
- All you need to do is add your ideal cloud storage provider from the Add a place menu in the latest versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Android.
- Basically, you can save your files on that platform, launch files from that platform. And any change will be automatically saved back on that platform.
Though the company guarantees that the list will endure to increase with time, it wouldn’t be appalling to see Google Drive omitted from that. Nevertheless by letting users to generate Microsoft Office files and share, edit, and store them on different cloud storages, the company is, in some ways, contending with Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets directly.
So let’s see who will be taking benefit from this new feature, and who will you be sticking with Google Drive for now.