New for Office 365 in March: Co-authoring in Excel, Microsoft Bookings worldwide availability and more

 |   Deborah Bach

Microsoft rolled out co-authoring in Excel on Tuesday, capping off a month of new features and capabilities that further strengthen Office 365’s potential for collaboration.

Co-authoring in Excel is now available on Windows desktops for Office Insiders Fast, allowing users to see who is working with them on a spreadsheet and view other users’ changes within seconds. Co-authoring in Excel for Mac is coming soon.

Last week, Microsoft Teams, the chat-based workspace in Office 365, became free in Office 365 Education for faculty, staff and students. That followed the general availability of Teams earlier in the month, which included 100-plus new features added since its preview in November.

March also saw the worldwide rollout of Microsoft Bookings to Office 365 Business Premium subscribers, the ability of OneNote to graph handwritten math equations, and the addition of Accessibility Checker to OneNote to make notes more accessible to people with visual impairments, among other updates.

Head over to Office Blogs to learn more about the new features.

Deborah Bach
Microsoft News Center Staff