As much as Microsoft would love for all their users to use their OneDrive cloud storage service, the reality is that users already have their own cloud storage services that they’re probably used to using by now. The good news for Office users on Android is that Microsoft is now giving users more cloud storage options to choose from.
According to Microsoft, “We are excited to announce that the Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) is now available for the Office apps on Android devices. Office on Windows desktops has long supported partner integrations that let you open and edit documents from a wide variety of storage locations.”
What does this mean? Basically before this if you wanted to open your documents from the cloud, there weren’t many options available and OneDrive was one of them. However with this change, users will now be able to choose from various cloud services that they can open their documents from, such as Dropbox, Box, Egnyte, and Tencent.
Microsoft has announced that they do plan to eventually add more cloud storage options in the future, so for now these are your choices. We should point out that these cloud storage options have been available on desktop for a while now, so this update seems to target mobile users, more specifically Office users on Android.