Box and Microsoft Corp. Expand Alliance to Deliver Seamless Experiences in the Cloud

Box recently unveiled three new integrations with Microsoft that enable seamless collaboration across devices and platforms. Box’s next-generation content management and collaboration platform now supports new integrations with Microsoft Office Online with real time co-authoring, Office for iOS and Outlook.com.

"We designed the Cloud Storage Partner Program to make it easier for people, including Box customers, to work with Office documents no matter where they’re stored,” said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president, Microsoft Office. "Today we are making major enhancements to better enable our joint customers to work and collaborate fully in the cloud from any device."

"Openness and interoperability have transformed enterprise software," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "Box and Microsoft are delivering an unparalleled collaboration experience where customers have seamless access to their business content regardless of device or platform. We're excited to work alongside Microsoft to power new levels of customer innovation in the enterprise."

Box and Microsoft announced:

  • Box for Office Online with real time co-authoring: Users can make concurrent, real time edits to content secured in Box including Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. The most collaborative editing experience from Microsoft yet offers a seamless user experience, as changes from all parties are saved back to Box automatically.
  • Box integration with Office for iOS: Building on the ability to preview content in Box from Office for iOS applications, for the first time users can create and edit Office files saved in Box directly from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for iOS.
  • Box integration with Outlook.com: Joint customers will be able to seamlessly attach content in Box to emails in the new Outlook.com, replacing the need to save items to a desktop before attaching to an email, and enabling secure email collaboration that’s fully in the cloud.

These enhancements are just the latest way that Box and Microsoft are working together to transform enterprise collaboration in the cloud. In the past year, Box has been an early member in the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program, introduced a new application for Windows 10, and integrations with both Office for iPad and iPhone. Prior to that, Box debuted integrations with Office 365 on the desktop and Outlook for iPhone and iPad applications.

More than 54,000 paying businesses, including 55% of the Fortune 500 and 41 million users rely on Box for business productivity and enterprise content collaboration. Businesses including Eli Lilly, GE, CAA, The World Bank, Flextronics and Symantec benefit from the seamless, intuitive experience that Box offers when collaborating on content across any device.

Pricing and Availability

Box for Office Online with real-time co-authoring and the Box integration with Office for iOS are available starting today to Box business customers with an Office 365 license and to all Box personal users. The Box integration with Outlook.com will be available to Box personal users in the coming weeks.

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