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Dropbox expands partnership with Microsoft with launch of new app for Windows 10

- January 22, 2016 2 MIN READ
Charlie Wood

Dropbox has announced an extension to its partnership with Microsoft, with its new Dropbox app for Windows 10 launched to help customers work however and wherever they want. This comes after the partnership between the two companies in 2014, which Microsoft said has helped more than 17 million users get work done on the go.

Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of developer platform and evangelism and Chief Evangelist at Microsoft, said the company was excited to partner with Dropbox to bring more cloud storage and productivity services to Windows 10 across PCs and tablets, with a mobile app to come soon.

“With the arrival of Dropbox, Windows 10 fans have easy and convenient access to photos, documents, and files anytime, anywhere,” he said.

The new product will allow users to drag and drop files into the Dropbox app from Windows File Explorer, enabling them to complete work from their tablets or phones. The app is optimised for tablets and for those customers using a Windows 10 PC the new features can be trialled with the app or the Dropbox desktop client.

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Managing Director of Dropbox APAC Charlie Wood says, “400 million people around the world, including 8 million Australians, use Dropbox to work the way they want, on any device, wherever they go. Dropbox is committed to delivering first class experiences across platforms including Windows 10. The Dropbox app for the Universal Windows Platform enables the same great experience people love across the Windows ecosystem starting with tablets today.”

The list of new features includes:

  • Drag and drop files into the Dropbox app from Windows File Explorer—and even between folders within the app—to easily move or copy them.
  • Use Quick Search to find what you need faster. Just start typing a search term to see your results—no need to use the search icon.
  • Set up interactive notifications to accept shared folder invitations without having to launch the Dropbox app.
  • Enable Windows Hello to use your fingerprint, face, or iris to unlock the Dropbox app, for extra peace of mind.
  • Add comments directly on your files, and bring others into the discussion with @mentions.
  • Quickly access recent files using Jump List. All you have to do is right-click on the Dropbox app icon in your taskbar.

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Evan Williams, Business Group Lead for Windows at Microsoft said, “Windows 10 is already helping 200 million people do great things across the globe. Now, with the Dropbox universal app, storage and access to files is faster and safer than ever allowing users to be even more productive.”

Image: Charlie Wood. Source: Supplied