Microsoft enhances Office 2016 collaboration with tools that track team input

Many of us have wondered, "who's been editing my document?" Now you'll know.

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Collaboration has been a central focus of Office 2016, and this month’s updates really take it up a notch: You can find out about anyone who’s working on your document, and even call an all-hands virtual meeting to discuss new changes.

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The Office 2016 Activity hub.

The Activity feed presents a slightly different tweak on the familiar Track Changes function. While Track Changes allows you to see what edits have been made to a particular document, the Activity feed reports who saved a particular document, and allows you to jump back to the version he or she was working on.

The Office updates also provide a separate threaded comments workflow where you can actually create items or tasks and mark them as complete. (Note that the document in question must be stored in OneDrive for Business or on a SharePoint share.)

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