Guest Post: Smartsheet Drives Businesses Forward with Microsoft
- Posted: Mar 31, 2016 at 8:00AM
The following is a guest post by Nikhil Balagopalan, Sr. Manager, Strategic Alliances for Smartsheet, the work collaboration tool for businesses of all sizes.
Smartsheet continues to be a strategic ISV partner to Microsoft customers of all sizes by offering them the right tools with the power and flexibility they need to succeed. In the past, Smartsheet has delivered compelling and powerful integrations with Microsoft Outlook and Azure Active Directory, as well as a beta integration to Power BI. Today, Smartsheet is proud to launch its OneDrive integration, as well as announce the general availability of Smartsheet's connector for Power BI desktop to all Power BI customers. Smartsheet offers improved work visualization and collaborative capabilities to help you deliver your best work.
OneDrive and OneDrive for Business, Microsoft's cloud storage platforms, serve hundreds of millions of users. Today, Smartsheet announces support for OneDrive storage in Smartsheet's row and sheet attachments.
With this new functionality, Smartsheet users can easily store Office 365 documents (as well as other content in OneDrive) directly to their tasks and projects in Smartsheet. Additionally, content attached to Smartsheet remains secure, as IT is able to leverage the security policies that already exist for OneDrive for Business. The unified OneDrive picker enables a Smartsheet user to access content stored in either OneDrive or OneDrive for business, giving them the flexibility they need to drive work forward.
Smartsheet's integration with Power BI began late last year. Since then, Smartsheet has seen a significant increase in interest and trials with our customers. Today, Smartsheet is announcing the Smartsheet connector for Power BI is now generally available for all Power BI users. With Smartsheet and Power BI, you can visualize your Smartsheet data and gain the insights needed to make important business decisions. The Smartsheet data connector enables Power BI users to combine Smartsheet data with other data sources (like CRM, ERP, and marketing tools), giving businesses deeper insights into real work being done across their organization.
At Smartsheet, we are proud to be a strategic engineering and marketing partner for Microsoft, and are working closely together to drive even more innovation and value to our customers in the future. Microsoft continues to partner with ISVs to create an agile, comprehensive, and flexible app ecosystem to meet the current and future needs of businesses. In the past year, Microsoft has worked with Smartsheet on our integration roadmap, and we have delivered compelling joint solutions for our customers.
Explore our existing Smartsheet-Microsoft partnership solutions, and try a 30-day free Smartsheet trial to start delivering your best work today.