Co-authoring feature in MS Word 2010

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I work for a small company. How can I take advantage of co-authoring feature in MS Word 2010? Could I be able to do live edits with co-authors?

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Co-authoring feature in MS Word 2010

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Hi Sarah! 
 
The application and the server the file is stored are the keys to co-authoring. 
 
The servers that enable you to co-author are 
(a)SkyDrive
(b)SharePoint 2010
(c)or a server running SharePoint Foundation 2010
 
PROS:
-You can co-author in the Word or PPT client.
-Only Excel Web App and OneNote Web app support co-authoring.
-The only application that supports co-authoring from on either the web or client is OneNote. For example, you can be working on a notebook in the client and your friend can be working on the same notebook in OneNote Web App. 
 
CONS:
-You can't co-author in Word Web App or PPT Web App on either SharePoint 2010 or Windows Live (your SkyDrive). 
 
 
You should also remember that all co-authoring does is enable two people to access the same file at the same time and see each other's updates. In order to co-author, all authors must open the same file stored in the same location and that location must support co-authoring. So you'd both need to open the file from the same folder on SkyDrive or open the file from the same document library on SharePoint. If you don't have access to a SharePoint site then you can use SkyDrive when co-authoring is eventually enabled.

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