Office Live Workspace – first feature update goes live

By Sunshine | Posted February 29, 2008 3 comments

Office Live Workspace launched last December and just got its first update, what’s new:

  • A new Activity pane to help you keep track of what’s happening in your workspaces and email notifications so you always know when the people you share with make updates. This feature is a lot of fun and makes it easy to see at glance the changes happening in your workspace and in individual documents. Now you’ll know when someone comments on your document, adds a note, or updates an important list.
  • New support for adding multiple documents to your workspaces. The Add multiple documents button makes it is easier than ever to bring your documents into a workspace by browsing and selecting files from your computer or dragging and dropping files on the document uploader.
  • New permalinks for sharing direct hyperlinks to your workspaces and documents. Now you can bookmark individual workspaces and items in your workspace using the “add to favorites” tool in your web browser or copy the address bar and paste those links into emails to share with others.
  • A new Share workspace UI to easily invite others to your workspace. With the improved address book buttons you can quickly add people from your Windows Live addresses book (contacts from Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger) and people you have shared with before. You can also include more details in your invitation with the larger message box and choose to CC yourself on the invitation.

Besides these, other fixes and improvements have been made and the Office Live add-in has been updated.

Note on Office Live Workspace Registration:
US pre-registrants are invited into the beta on a first-come, first-served basis as quickly as possible. The service will be opened to the world and offered in other localized languages in 2008. You can pre-register at http://www.officelive.com/, when your workspace is ready you will receive an email.

More read of interest:
Our first look at Office Live Workspaces
Office Live Workspaces: Our interview with Kirk Gregerson
Office Live Renamed: New offering announced: Office Live Workspaces

Posted February 29th, 2008 at 9:03 pm
  • EmJayPrice

    No sign of the new connector yet. The link still points to the one from November 2007.

  • tophtucker

    Great! The “add multiple documents” thing ought to let me finally abandon SkyDrive (well, for document stuff). I wish there was more integration between the two…

  • SteveBallmer

    …The NtN’s tell me they are still working on getting some of the bugs out of this system and we are a little short on staff, so be patient. I will personally see to it that early adpoters will be richly rewarded!