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Word 2010 Co-authoring with SkyDrive

by louietyj / May 14, 2011 12:12 AM PDT

I created a document with gibberish text and uploaded it to the "Public" folder of my SkyDrive account, then set the privacy settings of the folder to allow friends to edit. I then gave my friend a link to that file. He clicked "Open in Word" and it opened in Word, with the save icon replaced by a refresh icon for co-authoring. I clicked "Open in Word", and it said "File is locked for editing by (...)".

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This link adds a few more steps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 14, 2011 8:44 AM PDT
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Oh, yeah I tried that too.
by louietyj / May 14, 2011 4:50 PM PDT

It didn't work, Word gave me the same error message.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 15, 2011 1:32 AM PDT

I tripped over a nugget where such things can be country specific. Only Microsoft may know if you tripped over this.

Sadly I think all this is a marketing attempt to sell more Microsoft Servers. That is, they demo this stuff then once the demo is over or someone finds an EXPLOIT they (MSFT) back pedal, fix the exploit by turning off this or that. Again, you've done the usual and it failed. Next call is to MSFT.

Then again, if anyone installed firewalls or have that new firewall in the router enabled, I bet that could interfere.

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by louietyj / May 15, 2011 11:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Country?

I would like to see your source for this information. The claim is quite extraordinary and I think it would be reasonable to see your evidence before taking your word for it.

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It appears.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2011 12:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Substantiation?

It appears you haven't worked with Microsoft very long. My long road from shaking hands with the very man when he was promoting MS DOS 3.x to today and how MSFT has positioned product after product to steer companies into installing Windows Server along with bugs that had MSFT silently kill a feature is partially why I wrote that reply.

Another job in another country found features disabled due to export laws which was only surprising to those that never encounter such.

It's up to MSFT to solve at this time but I fear it's that same old ploy to sell you a server. Then again you could have some non-stock thing or firewall. I've lost count of the times I found that. Today is different. That is, why would we expect users to become networking gurus?

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