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Accellion Has Joined the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program


Accellion Inc., a provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing and collaboration, has announced its admittance into the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program (CSPP). The company said it is the sixth vendor to join the group, which includes Box, Dropbox, and Citrix.

With this alliance, Accellion is introducing productivity features that it says will help improve the ability for enterprise employees using Microsoft applications to find, create, edit and share enterprise content that is stored in on-premise and cloud content systems. 

Accellion’s content platform, kiteworks, now extends Microsoft Office Online to content stored on-premises and in the cloud without having to duplicate files.

According to Accellion, seamless integration with Office Online provides users with “a single pane of glass” to access files stored in network drives, Microsoft SharePoint on-premises servers, SharePoint Online, Documentum, OpenText, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, and other content systems. In addition, enterprises will be able to reduce the risk of a data leak because the access to these files occurs in kiteworks. 

Users will now be able to locate files more quickly using full text search of file contents, in addition to file and folder names stored in kiteworks and in content systems such as Microsoft SharePoint and Windows file shares. 

And, as part of Microsoft’s Cloud Storage Partner Program, kiteworks users will be able to leverage Office Online or their mobile device to find, create, edit, and save changes made in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word files stored in the cloud. In addition, collaborative editing, or co-authoring, for Office Online documents that are stored in partner cloud systems will also enable enterprise employees to collaborate with one another on documents in real time. 

“We want to give Office customers the best possible experience when working with Office files, regardless of how they are accessed or where they are stored,” said Rob Howard, director, Office 365 Ecosystem, Microsoft, in a statement released by Accellion. As a result of Accellion joining the Microsoft Cloud Storage Provider program, the companies’ joint customers will be more productive when accessing Office documents on the web or in the cloud, he added.

For more information, go to the Accellion site.  

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