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In the next few months Office 365 web apps will be updated to support real-time document editing by multiple users. The feature, which has been available in Google Docs for a number of years, allows two or more users to edit Word and Excel documents online at the same time.Co-authoring of documents will be available across iOS, Android, and Windows. In addition new features such as header and footers, and find and replacement in Word will be added as well as freeze panes in Excel.

A full demonstration of Office Web Apps co-authoring starts at 5 :34 in the video below.

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Karl is an award winning Director of IT for the Royal Grammar School Guildford, based near London, England. He has been working in education for more than ten years and founded ClassThink in 2013 to share technology best practice with other schools. In 2014 he won the NAACE Impact Award for support services in schools, and writes edtech articles for Education Executive Magazine.

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