Dropbox and Microsoft Office Integration Now Available on Android

A couple of weeks ago, Dropbox announced that it had partnered with Microsoft to include Office integration within its web and mobile apps. The move is a big deal for Office users, as they can access and edit Office documents from within Dropbox, a cloud storage solution that can be reached from just about anywhere and on any platform. In a blog post today, Dropbox announced that the new functionality is now available on Android.

To get started, they remind you to update to the newest version of Dropbox, then open any Office document, spreadsheet or presentation from within Dropbox. You should see an “edit” icon that will let you start editing. Once you are finished editing, your document will then save automatically back to Dropbox.

Give it a shot and let us know how it goes.  (more…)

Microsoft Office Now Free on Android, Tablet Preview Released

Microsoft is stepping up its productivity game with changes to Office on Android. The company recently announced Dropbox integration, and this morning, made Office consistent with the company’s offering on iOS by removing the Office 365 subscription requirement. Microsoft also unveiled a tablet-optimized version of Office for Android, which enters closed preview starting today. (more…)

Microsoft Office Confirmed for Android, Release Penciled In for Q1 2013

As of today, Microsoft does indeed have plans on releasing Office for Android devices. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been questioning when exactly this was going to happen after having received bits and pieces of info, but nothing official. Finally, that has changed this morning as new info and even screenshots have hit the web via The Verge.

Thanks to their sources, Office is confirmed for both iOS and Android devices with a rough release time frame of Q1 of 2013. The apps will be free for those with a Microsoft account, but to use certain features in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, the user will need a paid Office 365 subscription. (more…)

Microsoft Confirms Plan to Create Office App for Android, Release Set for March 2013 (Update)

Microsoft’s product manager Petr Bobek confirmed the company’s plans to create a native Office application for Android devices. Release is penciled in for March of 2013 and it is also scheduled to be available for iOS, Windows Phones, Windows RT, Symbian, and the Mac OS.

An Office app has been rumored for quite a while and this is the first time we’re getting some “official” timeline details instead of rough rumors. And now we play the waiting game.

Update: A tweet has been sent out from Microsoft’s Frank Shaw stating that the info is incorrect.

The information shared by our Czech Republic subsidiary is not accurate. We have nothing further to share.

Via: The Verge

Cheers S2256!

Rumor: Microsoft to Release Office for Android Tablets this November?

The newest rumor to begin circulating the Interwebz has Microsoft pegged to release their Office suite of apps for Android tablets this upcoming November. The rumor stems from the folks over at BGR, who say their source has seen it already running on an iPad, so who knows, maybe it could happen. For now, there are plenty of apps that take the place of viewing and editing Word and Excel documents, but it would nice to have an official MS licensed application. Would you buy it?

Via: BGR