One group in our company is composed of enthusiastic users of the coauthoring with SharePoint 2013 and Word 2013.
They were recently migrated to Word Online and we cannot recreate their favorite ways for coauthoring when we decided to use SharePoint Online.
1) We leave the automatic save on and open the files in the application. As a result, they can see real-time collaboration (even in the same paragraph) but:
2) We disactivate the automatic save and open the files in the application. They must save each time they make important changes.
Neither option is optimal. Do you get the same behaviours? Do you have other ideas on how to accommodate our users? Do you know if coauthoring is going to change?