We have all grown loving and using the power of Microsoft’s range of Office Web Apps and we are finally getting real-time editing today. We shall have the likes of Ms Word, PowerPoint, and Excel updated now with the ability to support co-authoring that’s similar to Google Docs. For years Office Web Apps has supported the editing and sharing of documents,there was no the real-time element that’s crucial for collaborative editing amongst groups of users a feature we rarely see being used. Microsoft promised the support mid this year, and the improvements now place the company’s offerings in a position to compete with Google Docs fully.
Just like Google Docs, you will be able to show co-authors in the document with a different colored cursor alongside a list of users currently editing a file. As expected all changes will be automatically saved on the web, and even Office desktop app users will be able to edit documents to sync up each time they’re manually saved in an Office app.