Experiencing modern Office with SkyDrive: Cloud-first. No compromises.
Last November, we shared our thoughts on the state of personal cloud storage and our vision for connecting file, app and device clouds to address key customer problems. For example, students start and finish projects in Microsoft Office, but that 75% of them use other tools in between, such as email, Google Docs, and Dropbox. Using these different tools can lead to formatting loss, extra steps and versions, or just confusion, since each tool has its own limitations.
It’s been nine months since we shared our vision. Yet we know many of you are still struggling with these problems – or worse, you’re forced to compromise and use lesser tools.
Announced earlier this week, the new Office puts an end to that. It connects naturally to the cloud – giving you automatic access to personal documents from any device and the ability to easily share and create together with anyone – right from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. (There’s also a new version of SkyDrive designed for organizations. Employees can now get the benefits of SkyDrive for work documents while administrators get the management and compliance features they need.)