Two new integrations from Box with Office 365 will help power productivity for companies leveraging the cloud content platform and Microsoft’s suite of Office applications. Additionally, the company is removing storage limits for all customers of its business plan. The new integrations and uncapped storage will enable businesses to do more with their information and boost collaboration across their entire organization.
"The competition for business customers will no longer be about how much information a solution enables them to store, but rather, what it allows them to do with that information," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO, Box. "Our deep integrations into the Office 365 suite expand our commitment of building capabilities that make content stored on our platform more valuable, information more powerful, and companies of all sizes more connected."
Box in Business
Since 2010, Box has offered unlimited storage to customers of its Enterprise plan, and today the company is taking storage limits off the table for current and future Business customers as well. Companies like GE, P&G, Toyota, Gap, Nationwide Insurance and 39,000 other organizations use the platform.
As businesses transition from an era of buying from a single technology vendor to adopting best-of-breed solutions, it’s critical that these services work together. The new lineup of integrations makes it easier for joint Microsoft Office 365 and Box customers like Informatica and Florida Virtual School to securely share, edit, collaborate and manage their documents internally and with external business partners.
Box for Office 2013 Desktop: Users can open, edit, share and save any file from Box seamlessly within Office 2013 desktop apps, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Box for Outlook 2013 Desktop: Box streamlines email workflow with deep connections to Outlook 2013 Desktop, enabling users to share links to files already stored in Box and convert document attachments to Box shared links directly within Outlook 2013 Desktop.
Box is also working with AvePoint, Inc., an enterprise-class management, governance, and compliance software solutions provider for next-generation social collaboration platforms, to connect and centralize content for Box and SharePoint customers.
DocAve Cloud Connect provides Box and SharePoint users with a cross platform experience, enabling businesses with existing Box and SharePoint implementations to synchronize, search, edit and share content—without having duplicate copies of the data sitting on each platform.
Pricing & Availability
The storage update is effective immediately for new and existing business customers. For organizations with extreme storage requirements, Box will work with them to develop the right content migration and management strategy.
The new integrations with Microsoft will be available in beta in the fall.