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Earlier this month Microsoft announced that it has entered into a partnership with Dropbox, one of the most popular cloud storage services out there. This partnership will bring Dropbox files straight into Office, which we all know as one of the most popular productivity suite available across a variety of different platforms. Even though Microsoft has its own cloud service for file storage opening up to Dropbox was seen as a good move on Redmond’s part.

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Today the updated Office Mobile apps are being rolled out and they bring the much awaited Dropbox integration that was first revealed a couple of weeks back.

The Office app can now be used for opening, editing and saving documents in Dropbox. Once the updated app is download it will ask users to connect their Dropbox to Office. Once that’s done it will then be listed as a file location alongside Microsoft’s OneDrive.

It will also be easier for users to jump to Office from within the Dropbox app. All users have to do is simply navigate to the file they want to open and it will be opened up in the corresponding Office app, which includes Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Dropbox integration doesn’t end here. As the apps have gradually been updated, Microsoft has also promised to make Dropbox and Office work offline, though this feature is expected to arrive next year.

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