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Managing a project is subject to the completion of a series of sub process. The timely, sequential, synchronized and accurate execution of each of the project management sub processes is essential in order to achieve a successful managed project. Microsoft SharePoint is a handy tool for getting the entire project management saga executed successfully and also enables support for the project team.
Do you use PowerPoint a lot at the corporate level?. You probably would have wished that there be a certain mechanism where you and your co-workers can work on the same file at the same time. Well the Office 2010 team has recognized that. Enter Co-authoring for PowerPoint 2010. Co-authoring allows you and your colleagues to open, edit and save the changes to the same presentation file and that too simultaneously.
Advantages of Co-authoring for PowerPoint
With this, gone are the days where you were required to:
- Keep the same ppt file in multiple locations
- Send multiple copies of the same presentation via email for viewing and editing purposes.
With Co-authoring, a singular version of the file will exist in a shared network location. Using that location, users can edit, save, print and present from that shared network location.
By reading the above two paragraphs, you might have started wondering how complex will it become to use this feature. Well relax, since Co-Authoring feature was designed with simplicity in mind, and co-authoring is extremely easy to use. As they claim it, Co-authoring feature integrates seamlessly into PowerPoint, meaning no add-ins or a specific module will be required to use or install. You can work in the same comfortable you are used to.
Users continue to edit their presentation content normally, with no extra effort required. Saving locally edited content automatically updates the presentation file on the server which makes that content available to other co-authoring users. Other co-authors can see who is editing the presentation and where in the document they are working. Changes made by other co-authors get merged into your document and you can edit in reaction to those changes
There are two options when it comes to sharing the single file
- Place it on the Microsoft SharePoint Server
- For mobile users or users who can’t afford the server option, there is the option for co-authoring to function in the cloud.
By cloud, I suspect they are talking about Microsoft Office Live Workspace or something else. Only time will tell the exact thing.
But one thing is for sure, Microsoft has introduced this feature at the right time.