Microsoft has announced a new feature for its PowerPoint desktop app on Windows: collaborative editing. A feature that was previously only possible using PowerPoint Online. As it suggests, this feature allows people with jobs to edit their PowerPoint presentations in together in real-time.
It seems that collaborative editing for PowerPoint on Windows is similar to that of Word. It’s worth noting, however, that this new update is currently only made available for folks who are a part of the Office Insider program. Microsoft has not mentioned when the feature will be made available for users outside the program – but it shouldn’t be too long.
In addition to the exciting collaborative editing feature for PowerPoint on Windows, Microsoft has also introduced a new feature that allows folks on Android and iOS to know when someone is trying to gain access to their ‘shared’ Word, PowerPoint and Excel files. Unfortunately, this feature is, again, only currently available for Android users in the Office Insider program. iOS folks will be receiving similar updates sometime in December.
It seems that Microsoft is starting to push towards implementing the collaborative editing feature on more Office apps soon, given how Google Docs is currently offering the same feature across most of its productivity apps.
(Source: Office Blogs)