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Box and Microsoft partnership paves way for future innovation with Azure intelligent cloud services

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With Box Inc. and Microsoft Corp. announcing a partnership, future integration possibilities between Azure’s machine learning and artificial intelligence abilities with cloud content management platform of Box is expected in the near future.

The expanded partnership will help both the companies to promote each other’s cloud services.

This is not the first time that the two companies have come together as Box has been offering compatibility for Microsoft products like Office 365 and others for long.

Microsoft and Box are strategic partners but they also compete in terms of their cloud storage services – OneDrive and Box.

“Azure is a trusted partner in the enterprise, and we’re thrilled to be integrating our technologies and going to market with Microsoft,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder, and CEO, Box.

The new partnership will deepen the relationship between the duo, helping Box to leverage benefits from various services of Microsoft, specifically related to Cloud and AI. Box’s availability on Azure will allow the businesses globally to purchase Box’s Cloud content management solution and even make use of extended functionality like Box Governance while storing Box Content on Azure storage.

The major advancement would be seen in company’s (Box) ability to deliver AI rich content management solution by integrating Azure’s AI and machine learning capabilities. This might give way to integrations like Video Indexing that uses natural language processing to extract metadata and draw analysis.

Also, Microsoft datacenters’ global footprint will help Box Zones – Box’s solution for data sovereignty enabling in-region data storage, to expand its reach.

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