Huddle and Microsoft Office Online: Realtime Document Collaboration | Huddle

Today we announced the general availability of our enhanced integration with Office Online, so now it’s easier than ever for users to transition from Huddle into Office Online for document editing and real-time co-authoring.

The integration ensures an uninterrupted cloud-based collaboration experience with Huddle and Microsoft. Starting from Huddle, users can open Office Online to create or edit Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint documents. Changes are seamlessly saved in Huddle, where users can manage team permissions, control document revisions, make comments, track tasks and set approvals around their files.

Our latest update includes an all new ‘lock banner’, which gives a clear visual indication of the lock and edit status of any Office document stored in Huddle, including information on the current version being worked on.

Huddle Lock Banner

Now, when a user begins an editing session on the document via Office Online, the lock banner will appear. Once the user ends the editing session, the document will be automatically unlocked, and the latest version saved back to Huddle.

Huddle’s user permissions are respected so only users with edit permissions can make changes when co-authoring a document, and Huddle Workspace manager privileges ensure that any documents inadvertently left ‘locked for editing’ after being edited can be unlocked.

Find out more about our new lock banner feature here.

Huddle’s integration with Office Online is available immediately to all Huddle customers who have an active Office 365 Business plan. For more information please visit https://www.huddle.com/product/services/ or sign up for a demo.

Shabeer Sheffa

Product Manager

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