Arash and I have always wanted Dropbox to be a place where opportunity and success is limited only by a willingness to learn and work hard. Our products are used around the world by people from all cultures and backgrounds, but we can’t serve our users well unless our team reflects the world we’re building for.
When we partnered with Microsoft in 2014, we had one goal in mind: to help you be more productive anywhere and on any device. Since then, we’ve introduced integrations that let you edit Microsoft Office files stored in your Dropbox directly from the web or on your mobile device. And just last week, we released a brand new Dropbox app for Windows 10. Today we’re excited to mark the next phase of our partnership with the release of two new integrations with Microsoft products.
We’re proud that Dropbox plays a critical role in the filmmaking process, and for the participants at the Sundance Film Festival 2016, that’s definitely the case. In a recent survey, 65% of filmmakers heading to this year’s Sundance said they use Dropbox during prep, production, or post-production. And their use is widespread—crews, research teams, production office staff, and editors all rely on Dropbox to bring their movies to the big screen.
In 2014, we partnered with Microsoft to help you get more work done on the go. To date, our partnership has enabled more than 17 million people to do just that. With the Dropbox and Microsoft integrations on web and mobile, it’s easy to access, edit and share Office files anytime and on any device—so you’re free to be productive anywhere.
It’s been a busy year here at Dropbox, so it’s hard to believe 2015 is almost over. Teamwork was a big focus for us this year, with the introduction of the Dropbox badge, the team feature, and a preview of Dropbox Paper. And you played a huge part, helping make this year such a productive one. But how were you using Dropbox? We decided to take a look at the data to find out how much people are using Dropbox and see what it says about global work patterns.
Building new products is about learning as much as it’s about making. It’s also about tough choices. Over the past few months, we’ve increased our team’s focus on collaboration and simplifying the way people work together. In light of that, we’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Carousel and Mailbox.
Twice each year, we publish a Transparency Report describing the number of government data requests we received and how we responded to them. Today, we’re updating and expanding our report. The update details the government data requests we received in the first half of 2015. We’re expanding the report to cover government requests to block content.