Amazon Web Services (AWS) has just announced a new collaborative publishing feature for Amazon WorkDocs, with big implications for small business teams. The new feature is made possible through a partnership with Hancom, a company that provides office productivity software.
Through this partnership, WorkDocs users will now be able to edit Microsoft Office documents in their browser without having to install applications or connect to another web service. This according to Jeff Barr, chief evangelist of the company on the new official AWS blog.
Amazon WorkDocs provides an affordable service for small businesses, and many startups use it because of the value that it offers. At just $ 5 per month per user, the service provides free of charge the first terabyte of storage as well as AWS 's reliable infrastructure for permanent availability. The new editing feature means better collaboration for users no matter where they are.
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According to Barr, users can now create a document and start sharing it with their team members using the Hancom Thinkfree Office Online Collaborative Editing feature. Users can create new documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. They can then share these documents and make changes to the files from a web browser.
The editing feature also extends to Microsoft Office files, which can be accomplished from the WorkDocs web application using Hancom. This means that users do not have to worry about changing the application when they want to make changes to Microsoft Office files.
Users can be located anywhere and use any device to access WorkDocs. The WorkDocs administrator just needs to activate it.
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As more and more established startups and small businesses continue to use distributed workforces, the ability to access resources and collaborate is crucial.
The AWS platform provides these capabilities to large businesses every day, and small business owners can also take advantage of them at prices any small business can afford. This includes a secure and compliant platform where data is encrypted in transit and at rest with management controls and Active Directory integration.
The new editing feature is now available free to all WorkDocs users in the US West (Oregon) area. Other regions can expect this feature to be available in the coming weeks.
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