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Box using Azure now available, marks expanded partnership with Box and Microsoft

Microsoft announced a few weeks ago that Box using Azure would be coming in November. The day has finally arrived, and today cloud content platform Box revealed that Box using Azure is generally available with content storage in US data centers, marking an expanded partnership between Box and Microsoft.

According to Box, customers can now combine Box’s cloud content management platform with Microsoft Azure. This will help developers and businesses in three key areas:

  • Simplify, cross-company collaborative processes between employees and external stakeholders.
  • Securely manage content for the enterprise, with integrations for 1,400 best-of-breed SaaS apps, including Office 365 apps, while allowing users to work in their familiar productivity and line-of-business tools.
  • Bring Box cloud content management capabilities to their own custom applications that deliver new digital content experiences and streamline business processes for their employees, customers and partners.

This is just the start of something great, as the engineering teams at Microsoft and Box will be working with each other to build more capabilities. You can expect integration with Microsoft Cognitive Services, and more leverage of Azure’s global footprint in the future. More information is available here.

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