Office on Android Picks Up Cloud Storage Service Integration

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile, Office, Office 365 with 1 Comment

Office on Android Picks Up Cloud Storage Service Integration

Microsoft announced today that it has finally added Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) support to the Android Office apps. This addition comes 10 months after the program was announced and support for compatible cloud storage options was provided on Office for iOS and Office Online.

“The Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP) is now available for the Office apps on Android devices,” Microsoft’s Kirk Koenigsbauer explained. “Office on Windows desktops has long supported partner integrations that let you open and edit documents from a wide variety of storage locations. The CSPP ensures that Office is the best way to get work done on all platforms, wherever your documents are stored.”

CSPP is supported in the document-based Office mobile apps, so Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You can see the available options now in the Android versions of these apps by navigating to Open, Add a Place. As you can see, a variety of options are available, including Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, and Tencent.

Office on Android Picks Up Cloud Storage Service Integration

CSPP support also extends to the mobile apps for compatible services. So, for example, if you select a Word document in Dropbox on Android, it will open in Word and not the app’s built-in viewer.

Microsoft says that Citrix ShareFile, Edmodo and Learnium will be added to the CSPP “soon” and that the list of supported cloud servics will continue to expand over time.

 

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    jbuccola Alpha Member #1511 - 3 days ago

    Perhaps this will entice Google to add Drive to the CSPP list... or not...