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By David Rivers | Friday, November 08, 2013

What’s new this week in Office 365

Office 365 Updates

Great news for Office 365 users this week: Microsoft has released an update improving the Office Web Apps that are included with Home Premium and Business subscription plans.

While the Office Web Apps started out as a companion to the desktop experience, Microsoft has been improving functionality within the Web Apps with the intention of shifting them into their own, standalone Office experience on the web.

With this in mind, users of the Office Web Apps will notice some improved features and functions in this latest update.

For example, the apps now feature “same-time” coauthoring, which allows more than one person to work on a file at once. Changes made by each author are saved as you go and can be viewed immediately by all. You’ll even be able see who’s working on the document with you and where in the document they’re working.

There are also some nice enhancements to the individual Web Apps. Check out the movie below for a tour of these new features.

For more details on Office 365, click over to my full course, Up and Running with Office 365. It’s been fun watching the evolution of the Office Web Apps and Office 365 over the past few years. The service really is getting better with age, and given the depth of this week’s updates, I’m sure there will be much more to come.

Microsoft and Office 365 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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