SAN FRANCISCO (USA Today) — They may be competitors but Dropbox and Microsoft are syncing up.

The two companies are making it easier for users of both Microsoft Office and Dropbox to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations on phones, tablets and the Web.

More than 1.2 billion people use Microsoft’s productivity software and Dropbox says it is now home to more than 35 billion Office files.

So the companies will now let a Dropbox user edit Microsoft Office files with a tap of a button on an iPhone or create a PowerPoint presentation in Office on an iPad and save it to Dropbox rather than to Microsoft’s rival service OneDrive.


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