Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Windows Phone Gets Official Dropbox App

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows Phone platform finally has the official Dropbox app, the storage company announced in a post.

The announcement comes as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced Windows 10 yesterday and thereby effectively killing the Windows Phone name. According to the company, it will just use Windows 10 from now on to call its operating system whether that operating system lives on a desktop, a tablet or a smartphone.

“Today we’re excited to announce the next phase of our partnership with Microsoft: the Dropbox app is now available for Windows phones and tablets,” Dropbox said in its announcement.

The company partnered with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to help those who are using Dropbox and Microsoft’s Office suite to better do their work. It was ironic, however, that the tight integration between the Dropbox app and Office were highlighted for Android and iOS.

The partnership saw direct Dropbox access from Office apps and enabled users of the Dropbox app to edit Office files. Nonetheless, now that the Dropbox app for Windows Phone is here, that latter point in the partnership is now also available for those using the Redmond, Washington-based software giant’s mobile operating system.

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According to Dropbox, the app for Windows Phone lets users automatically back up photos to Dropbox, mark files as favorites and keep a copy stored locally and access to both personal and work accounts.

With the new app for the Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) operating system, any Dropbox folder can now be pinned to the Windows Phone start screen. The App is available for Windows Phone 8.0, Windows RT and Windows 8.1.

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