M-Files Enables Collaboration Through Skydrive

M-Files flexible cloud and on-premise enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, announced that M-Files 9.0 supports file sharing and collaboration with Microsoft SkyDrive.

M-Files users can now use SkyDrive to share and collaborate on content with others that do not have direct access to M-Files, such as customers, partners, and contractors. Files shared via SkyDrive are accessible through essentially any device, including PCs, smart phones, tablets, and Macs. This eliminates the need to share content via large email attachments.

Co-authoring, or the ability for two or more parties to edit the same document simultaneously, is a key feature of SkyDrive that is fully supported in M-Files 9.0. Co-authoring is possible using Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint installed locally on users’ PCs or with Office Web Apps if Office is not installed locally. In addition to allowing multiple users to make simultaneous changes to the same document, M-Files users can now easily invite external parties to collaborate, enabling them to review, comment on and edit documents even if they are not M-Files users.

[pullquote align=”right” type=”simple”]With the emergence of SkyDrive as a leading file sharing and collaboration platform, we realized the value our customers and partners would gain by supporting it in M-Files[/pullquote]

For example, this allows M-Files users to let customers or partners review, mark-up and edit a project plan, contract or proposal, without having to export the file from the system, thus maintaining security and version history. Consequently, all stakeholders work with the same copy of a document instead of attempting to manage the review process by email or with separate and less secure third-party file sharing tools such as Dropbox and Box.

Read the full press release here.

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