Enterprise cloud storage provider Box has teamed up with Microsoft to launch its app on the Windows 10 platform. Box already has over 50,000 paying businesses around the world using its service, half of which are Fortune 500 companies. With the new app, which integrates directly with some Windows 10 features, Box is looking to woo enterprise customers away from rival Dropbox. Here's what the Windows 10 Box app can offer organisations.
Box consolidated its Windows 8 desktop app and Silverlight Windows Phone app to create a single Universal Windows 10 app that will work across multiple platforms. Windows 10 is already installed on 110 million devices and Box's move to work closely with Microsoft to build the app gives it a leg up against competing cloud storage provider Dropbox, which recently upped its ante in the enterprise market as well.
Here's the list of features that Box is offering through its Windows 10 app. You'll notice that the Box app integrates with a number of Windows 10 functionalities:
- Manage content across devices: Users have a seamless content experience across all of their Windows PCs, tablets and phones
- Share files with anyone: Simply send shared links for a specific file or folder from the app without having to deal with large attachments
- Preview Office content easily: Preview a variety of different file types including Office files, PDFs, images and more in the app without ever having to download the content to your device
- Create and collaborate on Office files: The app integrates with the Windows file picker so users can create and edit Office files such as Word, PowerPoint, or Excel and have those changes saved directly back to Box
- Receive updates in real-time: You can work on Office files right from the app and get updates on changes with the newly enhanced Windows notification centre
- Multitask and use Box whenever you need it: Work on Box and other apps side by side with the Windows 10 multitasking feature — resize Box to make it as big or small as you need
- Quickly find your favourites: Pin certain Box files and favourites right to your Start screen using Windows 10 Live Tiles so you can quickly access them whenever you need to
You can get the Box for Windows 10 app over at the Windows Store. It is currently available on PCs and tablets but Box said it will be releasing it on the Windows 10 phones platform soon.
[Via Microsoft Windows Blog]