With hybrid work here to stay, organizations are increasingly looking for ways to facilitate seamless collaboration among workgroups and across organizations while keeping their data secure and compliant. At Microsoft, we have been working hard to introduce product innovations to help organizations achieve this. Today – we are excited to announce that co-authoring on Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) encrypted documents is now coming to mobile for both Android and iOS. Customers will no longer be locked out of these documents on a mobile device which means greater flexibility to choose your device for being productive on the go. This expands upon our current co-authoring support for desktops Windows and Mac and Office on the web.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88512.
Multiple authors can edit labeled and protected documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint simultaneously, frictionless, and with auto-save, as if they were regular documents.
- Microsoft 365 Apps
When will this happen
This feature is now available in Public preview.
How this will affect your organization
What you need to do to prepare
To get started:
- Update the Office app or the Word/Excel/PowerPoint apps on your devices to version 16.0.14931 or higher on Android or 2.58.207 or higher on iOS
- Ensure that you have enabled co-authoring in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center
- Submit a request for public preview on https://ncv.microsoft.com/5Oob3oDj1O
You can learn more about Co-authoring on Microsoft Information Protection encrypted documents here. This capability is available with any license for “manual sensitivity labeling” as specified in the Microsoft 365 licensing guidance for security and compliance.
- Information Protection: Sensitivity labeling
- Enable co-authoring for files encrypted with sensitivity labels
- Co-authoring on Microsoft Information Protection encrypted documents is in preview on mobile devices
Message ID: MC337330
Published: 28 February 2022
Updated: 28 February 2022
Major Change: False
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