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We  are pleased to announce the general availability of Jive Connects for Microsoft Office. Jive for Office brings social business capabilities of Jive directly into your Microsoft Office applications. With Jive for Office, Office documents can be easily accessed from and saved to Jive —  where they can be shared with other users for editing (including  simultaneous co-editing) and commenting.



Jive Connects for Microsoft Office makes it simple to

  • Drive collaboration and transparency by easily publishing Office content created on users' desktops into Jive.
  • Unlock siloed content by making it easy to find the best files created by others, right from  inside Office by browsing, searching, and seeing related files.
  • Improve team productivity by  eliminating time-consuming review cycles and multiple rounds of  feedback by allowing multiple authors and contributors to make comments  and changes on a document simultaneously from either their desktop or  their browsers.
  • Eliminate confusion by  maintaining a single synchronized version of a document to ensure that  everyone is working from the same content—even when multiple authors are  making edits to the content in parallel.
  • Speed review processes by attaching a unique URL to all documents when they are saved. This  means the document can be accessed simultaneously by multiple users with  appropriate access—eliminating the need to integrate the multiple  generations of comments spawned by email.
  • Speed adoption of social business software by enabling users to engage with the Jive environment with familiar Microsoft Office tools.


You can check out a quick demo of Jive for Office here.


Click here to get more information about Jive for Office, including links to the download and documentation.


Jive Connects for Microsoft Office supports Jive 4.0.8 + and 4.5.2 +, and on the Microsoft side, we support Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (Windows only) in Office 2003, 2007, and 2010.


Like most other Jive modules, Jive Connects for Microsoft Office is licensed a la carte and as part of Jive Engage Enterprise.


We're excited to bring this release to you--be sure to post questions as you have them. Thanks.


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