Microsoft Office integration hits Dropbox app

dropbox_businessMicrosoft and Dropbox had previously announced a partnership integrating Microsoft Office with Dropbox’s excellent cloud storage services. The new features have finally rolled out to the application, so users will now be able to edit Office documents from within Dropbox, or to save their files directly to Dropbox from an Office program.

The new features have made their way to the Android and iOS versions of the app, so you should be able to access the new stuff by updating your app. We should see the improvements on the web versions of the services soon.

source: Dropbox

Office Mobile update brings Dropbox integration, sharing and more

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Microsoft is currently rolling out a rather hefty update for its Office Mobile application via the Play Store. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade brings a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements, speed optimizations, and some pretty great new features; one of which being the integration of Dropbox as an online storage location.

Hit the break to see the full changelog.


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Microsoft and Dropbox team up to provide seamless integration across services

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Users of the popular cloud storage client Dropbox have learned the hard way that cloud storage is not 100% reliable thanks to a bug in Dropbox’s desktop client that caused users of Selective Sync to lose years of media. Dropbox confirmed the bug and is acting accordingly, releasing an updated desktop client and preventing the old versions from working. The company is also implementing new safeguards to prevent future incidents.


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Dropbox, Google, Open Technology Fund, Security Researchers to simplify security tools

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There seems to be a lot of talk about security and privacy today. First Apple took shots at Google in their statement about privacy. Then it was revealed that Google would enable device encryption by default in Android L. Now Google is collaborating with Dropbox, the Open Technology Fund, and leading security researchers for Simply Secure, a new organization that will make open source security tools simpler and easier for people to use.

Many of the security tools that are in place are just too complicated for the average consumer. Take two-factor authentication for instance. It’s widely used in many services, including Gmail and Dropbox, but so few people utilize it. Most people don’t even lock their smartphones.


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Dropbox Pro gets price cut, storage increase and new features

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Dropbox has announced some major revisions to the Dropbox Pro paid subscription version of their service. The update brings some enhancements related to security in response to customer requests. Dropbox is also simplifying their pricing and increasing the storage available. Previously, Dropbox Pro was priced at $9.99 per month for 100 GB of space. Users could bump that up to a maximum of 500 GB of space for $50 per month. Now, Dropbox is keeping the pricing the same but users get 1 TB of storage space instead.
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Dropbox update includes document previews, improved search

 

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A new update to Dropbox was pushed out today, that allows users to preview PDF, Word, and Powerpoint documents before downloading and sharing, which is sure to save some time. In addition, the search function  has been improved to include recent search tracking, typehead suggestions, and the highlighting of search terms.

Check out a full change log and Play Store download links after the break.


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