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Co-authoring administration in SharePoint 2013

Published: January 8, 2013

Summary: Find TechNet articles that will help you learn how to configure co-authoring for SharePoint 2013.

Applies to:  SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise | SharePoint Foundation 2013 

Co-authoring simplifies collaboration by enabling multiple users to work productively on the same document without intruding on one another's work or locking one another out. By default, co-authoring functionality is enabled in SharePoint 2013 and requires no additional steps. The articles that are listed here describe tasks that administrators can use if they want to configure co-authoring for their organizations or to disable it, either on the server side by using server properties, or on the client side by using Group Policy.

Office 2013 logoThe following table lists and describes articles about co-authoring in SharePoint 2013.

Articles about co-authoring in SharePoint 2013

Article Description

Overview of co-authoring in SharePoint 2013

Provides information about co-authoring and the permissions and software versions that are required for co-authoring in SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online.

Configure versioning for co-authoring in SharePoint 2013

Provides information about how to configure SharePoint document library versioning settings to support co-authoring.

Configure the co-authoring versioning period in SharePoint 2013

Provides information about how to specify how often SharePoint 2013 stores a version of a document that is being edited.

Configure the maximum number of co-authoring authors in SharePoint 2013

Provides information about how to limit the number of users who can co-author a Word document or PowerPoint presentation at the same time.

Disable co-authoring in SharePoint 2013

Provides information about how to disable co-authoring functionality in SharePoint 2013 by using Group Policy or by using Windows PowerShell.

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