New Cloud Storage Microsoft Office integration

By Matt Miller on February 18, 2015
Matt Miller

Matt Miller serves as Director, Product Management. He has a strong background in Microsoft Word and technology. In Matt’s role at Litera, his focus is on product and product strategy.

With another Mobile upgrade announcement yesterday, Microsoft continues to push forward on its mobile-first, cloud-first agenda. This latest update continues to strengthen support and features regarding its Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps by expanding beyond its partnership with Dropbox and OneDrive to a wider range of cloud storage services. Microsoft is looking to have Office be the preferred way to work with documents no matter where they are stored.

Cloud Storage

The “Locations” picker, as Microsoft has termed it, allows integration with a variety of cloud storage systems and permits users to open, edit, and save documents from within Office. This new feature is available for both the iPad and iPhone currently, and is being worked on for Android apps and for the Office Universal Apps for Windows 10.

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