Digest: Dropbox on Office, Skype Translator, more

I’m here on the Microsoft campus for the MVP Summit, a mostly yearly gathering of some 1500 Microsoft MVP awardees, and as usual being right in the thick of things is about the hardest place there is to keep up on the news.

But the news goes on, of course, topped at the moment by the announcement that Office and Dropbox have formed a strategic partnership to allow users to be able to access Dropbox from within Office, to edit Office files from within Dropbox, and to share Office files from the Dropbox sharing functionality. There’s more on the partnership on the Office Blog.

OK on to a couple of news items from yesterday, in case you missed them. First, Skype announced that you can sign up to be among the first to try out Skype Translator, a real-time translation service using Skype and Microsoft Translator.

In “it was inevitable” news, Microsoft is moving full steam ahead with switching names from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia, changing names of the Nokia apps on Windows Phone, according to Paul Thurrott.

Our first session of the day is starting, so that’s it from now – hopefully we’ll have more for you soon (nothing under NDA, sorry).