Today we announced the general availability of integration with Office Online, meaning organizations can collaborate even more effectively on Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Word documents.
Expanding on Huddle’s existing Office integration, today’s announcement adds new support for Office Online. Users can quickly create, preview and manage their Office files within Huddle, and then seamlessly transition into Office Online for editing and real-time co-authoring.
The integration enables an uninterrupted online document collaboration experience between Office Online and Huddle. Starting from Huddle, users can open Office Online to create or edit Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint documents. Changes are seamlessly saved in Huddle, where users can manage team permissions, control document revisions, make comments, track tasks and set approvals around their files.
“The opportunity to build connections that extend the Microsoft Office experience has never been greater,” explains Luke Taylor, Director of Product, Huddle. “We’ve long provided an integration into Microsoft’s desktop Microsoft Office applications and now, as a member of the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program, we’ve been able to extend that great Huddle experience to users that want to use Microsoft’s cloud based productivity suite.”
Integrated collaboration experience: No plug-ins, simply open documents in Office Online from Huddle using any modern web browser.
Fully cloud based collaboration: All documentation remains in the cloud, no need for downloading, emailing files or synchronization with a locally stored version.
Reduced document collaboration cycles: Direct access to co-authoring in Office Online right from Huddle. Document editing and review cycles are drastically reduced by working simultaneously with others on the latest version.
Choice of Desktop or Online editing: Huddle users with Huddle Desktop and Office installed can choose to edit locally or online.
“A unique integration that connects Huddle’s technology directly to Office Online, so that customers have a great experience for managing Office documents stored within their environment.”
Rob Howard, director, Office 365 Ecosystem, Microsoft Corp.
Huddle’s integration with Office Online is available immediately to all Huddle customers who have an active Office 365 Business plan. For more information please visit https://www.huddle.com/product/services/ or sign up for a free trial.