Microsoft Launches OneDrive For Business, New Office 365 Platform Updates

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Microsoft announced new updates to the Office 365 platform and the launch of OneDrive for Business the SharePoint conference on Monday.

"As a developer, you have new scenarios to create contextual solutions that span Office 365 from the web, mobile apps and Office," Microsoft's Arpan Shah says in a blog post. "You have new robust APIs and tool improvements to make building solutions easier than ever before. And your solutions have the potential to reach a vast number of Office 365 users across businesses, government organizations, and schools, who spend hours every day using Office."

"Productivity apps should be available everywhere and anywhere users want them," Shah adds. "The average information worker spends hours each day in the Office user experience across Office apps, web browsers, and mobile devices. We’re committed to enabling developers to easily and securely build solutions that integrate across the entire Office 365 user experience, including core productivity, mail, social collaboration, and communication powered by Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Yammer, and Lync."

More on the specifics here.

OneDrive for Business is the new brand for what was once know as SkyDrive Pro - Microsoft's personalized online storage solution for companies' employees.

The launch follows rebranding last month of Microsoft's Office web apps as Office Online and of SkyDrive as OneDrive.

More on OneDrive for Business here.

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