Working on a document simultaneously is great. Yes, it is not something new and it has been possible for a long time. But, there were caveats when working with encrypted files in Microsoft 365. For the safety of the files, this was impossible until now, which is possible on Windows and Mac, as has been advanced. OnMSFT.

This feature will allow users to collaborate with each other in real time and make changes while working on protected Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.

Microsoft removes barriers when it comes to working simultaneously

Previously, this ability was only available for Office on the webBut starting today, everyone with an active Microsoft 365 E3 / A3 / G3 / E5 / A5 / G5 subscription will be able to use the new co-authoring feature. “With Microsoft 365, when sensitivity labels are used to encrypt Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents, multiple users can now edit these documents in real time with automatic saving, allowing teams to do their best work while maintaining protection from throughout the document life cycle »explained Paras Kapadia, Office 365 Senior Program Manager.

Microsoft has indicated that customers who want to try the co-authoring experience can begin implementing it. Installing the latest updates from the current Office channel or the monthly business channel. Users can go to the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center settings to enable and use real-time co-authoring capabilities. You can find more details about the prerequisites of the function in this support page.

From Microsoft they indicate that the support of co-authoring in real time in MIP encrypted documents it is also coming to smartphones. However, the Redmond giant has not yet given a time frame in which this feature will make its way to its Office mobile apps.