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Stephen Bell
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Using O365 Groups / ODFB to collaborate on files

Hello all, 

 

I have recently created an O365 group for my team on our upcoming compliance initiative.  I have stored a few files, mostly .XLSX, in the group that we will all need to work on.  In addition, I added the group to my ODFB so I will have the files locally on my laptop.

 

My question is - is there a way that I can enabled using excel on my desktop to simulataneously work on these files with other group members?  Right now when I open the document I get the "another user has it locked, view only or request to be notified...".

 

I feel like I watched a seminar from one of the Ignite conferences that showed this functionality but I can't seem to find it.

 

Any guidance is appreciated.

Thanks

sb

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Re: Using O365 Groups / ODFB to collaborate on fil...

Excel doesn't yet support co-editing in the native windows application, like Word and PowerPoint do. It's something that will come at some point in the future.

 

You can co-edit Excel if everyone opens it in the browser.

Re: Using O365 Groups / ODFB to collaborate on fil...

Thank you for the quick response!

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