Microsoft Excel

Microsoft brings co-authoring in Excel to accelerate team collaboration

Microsoft introduced live co-authoring feature for Windows Excel through a beta update launched on Tuesday. The collaborative editing tool will help testers to co-author same file from inside the app. Its support for real-time collaboration is its step to keep up with Google’s G-suite offering. The latter has been offering real-time collaboration for years and putting efforts to attract enterprise customers who already use Microsoft Office. By allowing users to edit documents in real-time, it brings a change to client applications, which were earlier restricted to single user editing. The feature has been a major focus of Office 2016, which Microsoft launched nearly a year and a half ago, in which it enabled co-authoring on the desktop version of Word, and later expanded it to PowerPoint a...

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