Welcome to Carousel…

Hey thanks DropBox… just what I was… hoping… for.

If you’re a DropBox user and you have your mobile device setup to automatically push photos up to the “Camera Uploads” directory within your DropBox then you might notice the next time that you go there that you’re being flipped over to Carousel.

I didn’t receive any warning, but I did notice in the modal popup that I could change it back to the normal photos view that I’ve become accustomed to over the past few years since it became available – either immediately or through the settings.

And no, there’s nothing over at the Dropbox Blog at the moment about Carousel. We’ll see if a blog post comes out.

Within minutes of going to the website though, I did find it interesting that I received an email to let me know that I’d been upgraded to Carousel. Interesting change management strategy…

And if you happen to wander over to your friendly neighborhood Dropbox, you’ll notice that the Photos item is no longer there but just Carousel.

Nevertheless, we’ll see how this goes and see if it gets changed back to good ole Photos in the near future.

DropBox and Office… Integration

So this just happened.

http://blogs.office.com/2014/11/04/office-dropbox-work-together-phones-tablets-web/

https://blog.dropbox.com/2014/11/dropbox-microsoft-office-partnership/

http://news.microsoft.com/2014/11/04/microsoft-and-dropbox-announce-strategic-partnership-to-give-people-more-freedom-in-how-they-work-2/

So what’s this mean?

Basically that you’ll be able to edit documents through Office Web Applications and Mobile Apps directly connected to DropBox.

So if you’re already using DropBox for all of your document storage for your personal stuff, and you’re using OneDrive for Business for all of your work stuff, no longer will you be forced to actually synchronize everything to your local storage if you can reach out to the web to use it.

Very cool stuff. Excited to see it in action.