Microsoft has just announced, that it will now allow third-party cloud storage services to be integrated into its Office suite, a move which is in line with the Redmond giant’s ongoing modernisation policy. The new feature also brings in a file picker feature for iPhone and iPad.

The feature will enable users to open, edit and save documents from cloud storage providers right from within Office. From today, third-party cloud storage providers can natively integrate into the “Locations” picker in the Office app for iOS.

Earlier, Microsoft partnered with Dropbox for easy access to edit documents and to share files from Dropbox to Office app. In addition to Dropbox, the app will now support third-party cloud services such as Salesforce and Box. The company has also asked other cloud storage providers to join their Cloud Storage Partner Program.

Currently, the feature is only available to iOS and Web users. It is working on integration of the feature on Windows 10 and Android app. It is also working to integrate Office Online into the app of cloud storage providers to enabling users to directly open, view, and edit documents stored in those services.


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