How to collaborate on documents using Office Online
In our age of high technology you don’t have to huddle with your colleagues around a single computer, or send each other files via e-mail, if you want to work together with other people. Today you can collaborate remotely via the Internet. Moreover, you even can edit a copy of the same document in real-time.
For collaborative work the majority of you recommend Google Docs as a solution from the Internet giant is more Mature, but Office Online also offers co-authoring functionality, so you can look at the product from Microsoft.
Office Online, which until recently was known as Office Web Apps, available at Office.com. To login require a Microsoft account. This absolutely free web version of Microsoft Office that is accessed through the browser. Because Office Online is actually a web application, its capabilities are limited when compared with a full-fledged «office».
To begin joint work on the document, you should go to the address above and choose your application. Also you can go to the OneDrive website and open an existing document. With a document open, click share in the upper right part of the page (the same button is in the menu «File»).
Then in the to field, enter email addresses of those people whom you want to grant access to a document, and choose the necessary permissions to edit the document or just view, is there need for the Microsoft account.
People who you give access to the document will receive an email invitation with a link to the document. Clicking this link will open a document in Office Online.
There are a number of other ways to collaborate on documents over the web, including Google Docs, and some of them stick to you, but Office Online to try.