How many of you have heard these types of things while working in collaboration with a group of people on a presentation, document, etc.:
- "Who has the "real" copy?"
- "Can you send it to me?"
- "I did send it, did you not get it?"
- "I don't like how this was written, I'm going to change it. Let me send you back my edits."
- "I haven't received the updated version yet."
- "Is this the "latest and greatest" version?"
- "Oh wait, I haven't made my changes yet! Can someone send the latest version to me?"
- "It's on my computer somewhere... Let me find it and I'll send it to you."
... Yeah... not very fun, is it?
Working at Allegient has given me my first real chance of using Microsoft Office 365 in a collaborative environment working primarily in the cloud. In the past, if I was working collaboratively with a group of people on a document I would usually save a copy to my computer, make my edits, and then send out a new version to the group. This has a some obvious pitfalls: