Integration with Office 365 Changes the Nature of File Sync and Share Services

Integration with Office 365 Changes the Nature of File Sync and Share Services

This IDC study describes the new Microsoft Office interoperability features offered by a group of file sync and share (FSS) software vendors that significantly change the nature of working productively in a public cloud environment using Microsoft Office. It reflects the best in a relatively new spirit of cooperation among software providers to improve the value of their software by supporting deep interoperability across important ecosystems."Microsoft has deepened its partnerships between its Office Suite and FSS providers. This ultimately benefits business workers because they can work more efficiently, and such partnerships give them more choice in who they want to use for file sync and share," says Chandana Gopal, research manager, IDC's Multi-Enterprise Integration. "Microsoft has recognized that the adoption of FSS continues to grow within enterprises, and by providing these new integrations, it keep users that demand real-time collaboration on the Office ecosystem."

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Evolution of Microsoft's CSPP
Benefits to Enterprises and End Users
Shifts Work to the Cloud
Improves Usability and Prevents File Editing Conflicts
Improves Network Utilization
Provides Better Information Security and Governance
Additional Benefits
Key Challenges
Gaps in Offline Usage
Multiple Options Can Be Confusing
Restricted to Microsoft and Google
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
Work Toward Standardization
Implement Outlook Integration
Influence Road Maps
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