Have you ever wanted to collaborate in real time on a project without the usual headaches that come with it? Collaborating in real time should not mean opening a file and while one member edits the document, the other person has “read only” capability. These interactions should allow all members to edit a document simultaneously and reflecting those changes in an instantaneous manner.
St. Louis companies desire IT solutions that are on the cutting edge, and Office Web Apps certainly qualify. In the business world, where demand for productivity and collaboration is at an all-time high, solutions like Office Web Apps are a necessity. With Microsoft’s recently re-released web apps, one of their main goals was to add the “true” real time collaboration that itscustomers desire.
Web apps are quite different from the regular desktop versions of Office that most are used to. Office Web Apps must be used in a web browser and some features that are used in the desktop versions of Office are unavailable. Features like custom macros and certain file types are not supported.
A big advantage of Office Web Apps is their ability to be accessed from anywhere. A free version of Office Web Apps is available with personal Microsoft Accounts. Office Web Apps include Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and Word. All of these applications allow collaboration in real time. One person edits a file and another editing the same file can see those changes instantaneously.
If you can get past the restrictions of the web apps, there is no reason why you or your company cannot take advantage of all the great features it does have. Office Web Apps can be installed on private servers, used with OneDrive or as part of Office 365.
If you work with an IT consulting group, such as Tecvar they can provide you the necessary information needed to configure and work with Office Web Apps. With many employees starting to work more and more from home, Office Web Apps are sure to increase productivity.
For more information on the potential use of web apps within your organization contact the Tecvar IT support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org .