Microsoft and Dropbox has announced a strategic partnership, whereby their storage and Office services will be rolled into one package for mobile users.

The integration will enable people to access and manage their Dropbox directly from Microsoft Office, and edit their Office files right from the Dropbox app.

In its blog site, Dropbox wrote:

“We know that much of the world relies on a combination of Dropbox and Microsoft Office to get work done. In fact, Dropbox is home to over 35 billion Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. That’s why we’re partnering with Microsoft to help you do more on your phones, tablets, and the web.”

Through the collaboration of Microsoft and Dropbox, users can now start an Office document at home and finish it on the go. All changes will be automatically saved to their Dropbox, and these can be synced across all mobile devices.

Meanwhile, Microsoft users can sync their existing docs or save new files to their Dropbox without leaving the Office app. They can now also share Dropbox links directly from Officeto collaborate more easily with colleagues and friends.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella aslo spoke about the partnership in a press release:

“In our mobile-fiorst and cloud-frist world, people need easier ways to create, share and collaborate regardless of their device or platform. Together, Microsoft and Dropbox will provide our shared customers with flexible tools that put them at the center for the way they live and work today.”

Dropbox says these new features will be rolling out in the next few weeks to all users of its Android and iOS mobile app as well as its Dropbox for Business service. A Dropbox app for Windows devices will be released in the coming months as well.

To extend the service to web users, more integrations between the Dropbox site and Office Online will be added in 2015.