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Microsoft Office Online Co-Editing via Links in WebUI


Product: WebUI Release Date: March 20, 2023.

Microsoft Office Online Co-Editing via Links

Co-Editable links allow recipients to co-edit the target files in Microsoft Office Online, regardless of what permissions they have in the containing folder. It is intended to facilitate collaboration in cases where the sharing user may not want to grant permissions to recipients for the entire folder.

Co-Editable links are only supported for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files. In addition, Microsoft Office Online integration must be enabled for the domain.

In order to create a co-editable link, the user can enable the ‘Allow co-editing’ checkbox as shown below.


When a recipient clicks on the link, they get an option to co-edit the file via Microsoft Office Online.

Warning: Creating a co-editable link that can be accessed by ‘Anyone’ will allow anonymous users to edit the file. Consider using ‘Specific recipients’ or ‘Domain users only’ settings instead of ‘Anyone’.

Users can also allow recipients to co-edit files that are shared via preview-only links, by setting ‘Allow Downloads’ to ‘No’ and enabling the ‘Allow Co-editing’ checkbox. When a recipient clicks on a preview-only link that is co-editable, they are able to make changes to the file via Microsoft Office Online but can not save the file locally or download the file.

Co-Edit via Preview-Only Links is only available in Enterprise Lite and Enterprise plans

For more details on co-editable links, see here

Issues Addressed

Unable to Edit Scheduled Report Queries

There was an issue where the user was unable to edit the scheduled report queries particularly when specific user groups are selected in the report query. This has been addressed.

Issue with Creating Shared Link with Link Expiry Settings Configured

There was an issue where the default link expiry settings were not honored while creating a shared link. This has been addressed.

Unable to Login to Egnyte via SSO

There was an issue where the user was unable to login to Egnyte via SSO due to an incorrect redirect URL. This has been addressed.

Additional Information and Resources

The current release contains a few improvements to existing functionality.

  • Minor performance, stability and security improvements
  • Minor logging and UI improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

The changes will be available to all users by March 21, 2023.

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