Add ability for multiple users to edit Office documents simultaneously in desktop version of the Office applications
Thanks for your great suggestion! We know this capability would be hugely valuable. This is not something we’re currently working on, but we’re always considering feedback from customers like you in how we work with Microsoft to enhance secure productivity and collaboration.
We are actively considering migrating to Sharepoint/OneDrive simply because of this feature. What would Box require to help support a business case?
This has to be added. The loss of functionality in this area alone is enough reason to leave Box for Sharepoint or OneDrive. Please reconsider completing work on this.
Microsoft allows it's users when in OneDrive to save a file and then work collaboratively in the Office 365 file on the DESKTOP APP... knowledge base article is here:
This is a no-brainer and should be the exact same functionality on BOX Drive as right now all BOX user's as stuck using Office Online but could definitely be using the Desktop app for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to use the full functionality of the program.
Microsoft have this functionality for their document platform OneDrive as detailed here: https://community.box.com/t5/How-to-Guides-for-Integrations/Box-for-Office-Integrations/ta-p/324#bfo_rtca
This allows any users to save a file in OneDrive, and then anyone with an Office 365 account can collaborate on the file in real-time in the desktop apps due to the file being on OneDrive.
This 100% should be a feature for BOX Drive!