One of the promises heralded by software makers when they started offering subscription software was that new features would be added as they were developed rather than bundled up into monolithic releases every few years. Microsoft Excel has received a much-wanted new feature – co-authoring .
All platforms other than the Mac now support multiple editors working concurrently and being able to see what the other editors are doing.
In addition, Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Windows desktops now support AutoSave for files stored in SharePoint Online, OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. I’m a habitual Ctrl-S presser but I won’t need to do that now that my changes will be automatically saved.
A number of other applications such as OneNote and Microsoft Bookings – a tool for scheduling client meetings – are also getting a touch up in this latest round of updates.