www.office.com/setup This month, we announce several updates of Office applications to help you collaborate easily and effectively with others. This includes co-authoring in real time in PowerPoint, the ability to upload attachments to the cloud directly from Outlook and other collaboration capabilities.
Expansion of co-authoring in real time for PowerPoint
When we launched Office 2016 last year, we said we would expand co-authoring in real time to more of our native applications beyond Word desktop in Windows. We are pleased to announce that real-time co-authorship is now available in PowerPoint on Windows desktops, allowing you to see what others are writing as it happens on a given slide.
Real-time co-authoring is now available in PowerPoint on Windows desktops.
Availability: Real-time co-authoring is currently available in PowerPoint Mobile on Windows tablets, and is now also available in PowerPoint on Windows desktop computers for Office 365 subscribers in the Office Insider program.
Use Outlook to move attachments to the cloud and share with others
Outlook already allows you to attach cloud-based documents to an email, helping you collaborate better with others using a single version of the file. Now you can easily transform a traditional attachment into a shared document in the cloud within Outlook. Upload a file to your own OneDrive or to a document library as part of an Office 365 group. Then, specify the sharing permissions for the recipients of the email. Start with the attachments in the cloud in a few simple steps.
Easily transform a traditional attachment into a shared document in the cloud in Outlook.
Availability: Uploading of attachments to the cloud is currently available in Outlook on the web, and is now also available in Outlook on Windows desktops for all Office 365 subscribers.
Stay on top of changes in documents shared with mobile notifications
We are introducing notifications in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on mobile devices to alert you about the activity with your shared documents in the cloud. Notifications let you know when changes are being made while away from a document, so you can stay connected and know when to act. Together with the integrated activity feed already available on Windows desktops, you can collaborate with more confidence. Business customers and consumers receive notifications when documents are shared with others. Consumers also receive notification when the documents are edited. We will continue to improve notifications to provide more details and transparency about the activity in shared documents in the future.
Mobile notifications alert you about activity with your shared documents in the cloud.
Availability: Sharing and editing notifications are now available to consumers in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Android and Windows Mobile for Office Insiders. The sharing and editing notifications for consumers on iOS come with next month’s updates. Shared notifications for business customers in all Office mobile applications will be available on all platforms in the coming months.
Find, open and save documents more easily with Shared with Me and Recent Folders
We add a Shared tab with me in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. As with OneDrive, this view makes it easy to find and open documents that others have shared with you without leaving the application you are working on. We have also added a list of recent folders in the Recent tab, which makes browsing easier. to the right place to find or save your files as you wish.
The Shared with me tab helps you find and open documents more easily.
Availability: The Shared with me tab is now available in Word, Excel and PowerPoint on desktop computers and Windows Mac for all Office 365 subscribers, as well as on iOS and Android. Coming soon for Windows Mobile. The Recent Folders list is now available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on Windows desktops for Office 365 subscribers in the Office Insider program.
Other Office 365 updates this month
We also have some additional updates this month. Get more information by clicking on the links below: