As a Microsoft partner, Box is continuously working with Microsoft to integrate our apps and services to enable productivity among our customers. Today, I’m incredibly excited to announce the availability of our new Box for Windows 10 universal application. Windows is the most widely used desktop operating system in the world, with hundreds of millions of users who love and use it every day.
Under Satya Nadella, Microsoft has pushed boldly into a cloud-first, mobile-first world, opening up its platforms to integrate with best-of-breed tools (like Box) and improve the experience for their customers. This move has ultimately made it easy for enterprises to choose the vendors they want to work with, enabling more productivity and collaboration within the workplace. There's been an incredible response to Windows 10 among end-users, IT professionals and developers. The new user interface and updated experience have spurred rapid adoption, with 110 million consumer devices and over 8 million business devices already running Windows 10.
Microsoft has also made it extremely easy for developers to build apps for PCs, tablets and phones. Using the Windows 10 platform, developers only need to build one app versus individual apps for each platform. Box is one of the first companies to work with Microsoft to build a Windows 10 app.
Windows 10 represents a huge opportunity for Box to deliver a seamless content collaboration experience from their desktop or mobile device.
With Box for Windows 10, users have a seamless content experience across all of their Windows devices - whether they’re using a phone, tablet or PC. Our app integrates with the Windows file picker so users can work in an Office file such as Word, PowerPoint, or Excel and have those changes saved directly back to Box without ever leaving Office. You can work on Office files right from the app and stay up to date on changes with the newly enhanced notification center.
At Box, we’re committed to providing our customers with best-in-class tools they need to get their work done on whatever device they use. Today’s news is just one offering demonstrating how we’re working with Microsoft to improve productivity within the workplace. Stay tuned for more from Box and Microsoft!