In late November, Dropbox and Microsoft rolled out the ability to edit Microsoft Office documents directly from the Dropbox app and to access Dropbox files from within the Microsoft Office apps. However, at the time this functionality was limited to phones.
Today those same integrations are finally available to Android tablet owners. While access on your phone is certainly convenient, if you are trying to do real work, a tablet is a much more capable device, and the Nexus 9 with the Keyboard Folio or any of the larger Samsung tablets can become a pretty credible workstation.
As you can see in the screenshot at the top of this post, the integration is quite seamless. Not having to either jump between apps or worry about storing files in multiple locations is huge as far as making Android tablets into practical work devices, and this is the sort of thing that has been sorely lacking in Android tablet apps in the past. And while I realize quite a few of us have shifted to Google apps for our office needs, the reality is that MS Office is still a necessity for many.
So if you are a Dropbox user and have the current versions of the Microsoft Office apps for Android, you can go ahead and check this out for yourself right now and let us know what you think.