Dropbox and Microsoft team up – finally! [Announcement]

Microsoft and Dropbox joint venture for Business IT

Dropbox and Microsoft team up – finally! [Announcement]

Dropbox and Microsoft team up – FINALLY!

Amazing news! And about time too!

As a solutions partner with both Dropbox and Microsoft this will really help us help our clients leverage the power of Dropbox Business and Office 365 all in one place.

Currently we have to set them up on both platforms for use independently so this integration is perfect timing, especially with so many (bad) cloud offerings saturating the market…this will make Dropbox and Office 365 standout from the noise.

The only question is, will people be able to attach a document from Dropbox into an email (through the Office 365 Outlook Web Access browser), if people only have an Office 365 – Exchange Online license and not an Office 365 – WebApps license?

Only time will tell and this is a question we have fed back to our Dropbox Business Account Manager!

When we get an answer, we will update this article!

MUST READ! – Microsoft and Dropbox joint venture announcement – http://bit.ly/1xbKpOR


ARTICLE UPDATE (07/11/14) – We got a reply back from our Dropbox Business Account Manager,“The integration is only in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. However you can always paste shared links from the Dropbox app into emails in Exchange Online.”

ARTICLE UPDATE (11/05/15) – Last month Microsoft released a guide of the Office 365/Dropbox integration on their blog – http://blogs.office.com/2015/04/09/office-online-and-dropbox-web-integration-now-available/

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David has held positions as Operations Director and Head of IT in legal and professional firms for more than 10 years. He is a Director and co-owner of Amazing Support, a Microsoft Silver & Cyber Essentials accredited specialist Managed IT Support and Cyber Security company. David actively helps SME businesses receive better Managed IT Support and Cyber Security Services in the London and Hertfordshire areas. He also assists overseas companies who are looking to expand their business operations into the UK and helps with their inward investment IT process. A member of The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) and an event speaker promoting business start-ups and technology awareness. Married with a son, you will often see him riding his bicycle around the Hertfordshire towns! David participates in charity bike rides and is a keen Krav Maga practioner.