Earlier this year, Microsoft announced real-time co-authoring support for Word 2016 as part of the Office 2016 Preview. The company today announce that real-time co-authoring is now available for Word documents stored on OneDrive in the Office 2016 Preview. Previously, this feature was only available to SharePoint users.
With this new collaborative co-authoring feature, users running the latest preview will be able to see the cursor location and text edits of other users in real-time when there are more than one users editing the same document on Office 2016 Preview.
To start using real-time co-authoring on word, both users need to be running the latest Office 2016 Preview. Both users must also have editing permissions and accept the prompt asking them to share changes with other users.
Office 2016 is the next version of Microsoft’s renowned classic Office desktop suite designed for computers with a keyboard and mouse. The new Office Suite comes with a number of new features, refreshed visuals and changes that builds upon Office 2013. The Office 2016 desktop suite is planned to be release for public in Fall 2015.