21Vianet Group (NASDAQ:VNET) has announced its partnership with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Tencent to launch Microsoft Office Online.
As quoted in the press release:
In partnering with Tencent and Microsoft to offer Tencent Cloud users enhanced convenience of a mobile office anytime, anywhere as well as Microsoft office collaboration among multiple enterprise users, 21Vianet will provide enhanced services, including operational and maintenance solutions enabling cross-platform technical support. This will enable streamlined use of Microsoft Office Online for Tencent Weiyun users by eliminating technical difficulties such as account sharing, authentication and storage barriers, thus significantly enhancing working efficiency.
The cloud-based document process will require no pre-installation and will enable both individual and enterprise Tencent Cloud users to collaborate on and directly edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents from multiple devices via Tencent Weiyun. All changes will be automatically saved onto the cloud storage platform. It also simplifies cloud-based document processing procedures by eliminating the cumbersome steps, such as downloading, saving and uploading.
Mr. Steve Zhang, CEO of 21Vianet, stated, “We are excited to deepen the partnership with Microsoft and Tencent into their cloud-based services. Combining Tencent Cloud’s large user base, the industry-standard features of Microsoft Office Online and our strong expertise in operational and maintenance technology and solutions, we believe our partnership will build a solid foundation for accelerated growth going forward.”