Box for Microsoft Office co-authoring on desktop is here! Collaborate in real-time on the Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel desktop applications — with all changes saved to Box. Users can coauthor files stored in Box on Office desktop apps or Office Online when opening the file directly from Box Drive or Box web.
Phased GA starts late May to June timeframe for customers in Microsoft’s Current Channel for Office 365 updates. Please review the technical specifications below for eligibility and sign-up here to be added to the provisioning list.
Technical specifications for phased GA are as follows:
Production environment in Microsoft's Current Channel for Office 365 updates (latest release)
Office 365 apps only. Perpetual licenses (e.g., Office 2019) not supported.
If using Box Drive (not required), v2.26 or above.
If using Mac devices and Box Drive, macOS 11.5 or above (Box’s general support policy for operating systems and browsers apply for this feature)
- For additional technical information on this release, please see this Box Support article.
- For customers in other Microsoft Channels for updates, you have the option to switch to the Current Channel which gives you the latest productivity and security features and performance improvements. Learn more here