Real-time co-authoring – a perk of the new Office 2016

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Real-time Word co-authoring - a perk of the new Office 2016

Microsoft launched their new Office 2016 which includes Word, Excel and Powerpoint and it lets co-authoring on Word documents in real time. They also launched a private preview of GigJam, a tool that promises to let workgroups collaborate across devices and applications, which Microsoft will add that to the Office 365 mix next year.

The company is pitching Office 2016 as a perfect complement to its newly available Windows 10 operating system although Office 2016 will also work with Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, a spokeswoman said.

Microsoft MSFT 0.09% also added Skype for Business to the mix so users can, from within their Word documents, talk or video chat with colleagues, partners or customers.

And Microsoft also made available a private preview of GigJam, a tool that promises to let workgroups collaborate across devices and applications, which Microsoft will add that to the Office 365 mix next year. Office 365 is a the new umbrella term for Microsoft applications delivered online as a subscription service, although people can still buy shrink-wrapped versions of Office 2016 at retail. List price of the student version is $149; the home and business version lists for $229.

Fortune

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