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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Unleashed by Michael Noel, Colin Spence

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Coauthoring Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010 Documents Stored in SharePoint 2010

End users have been clamoring for the ability to have multiple people working on the same document for many years, and SharePoint 2010 makes this possible in Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010 with the coauthoring feature. As discussed in Chapter 27, Office Web Apps make this possible in Excel 2010, and OneNote 2010 allows this natively. Word 2010 enables users to simultaneously edit and save changes to a document that is stored on a SharePoint Foundation 2010 server or SharePoint Server 2010 server. File synchronization is accomplished via SOAP over HTTP (MS-FSSHTTP), which allows incremental upload or download of file changes and metadata changes.

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