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Office 'live' content blocks will be integrated into Teams, OneNote, Outlook and Whiteboard soon




Fluid Framework is finally coming to Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Outlook and Whiteboard. The idea behind this work environment, done open source in September of last year to create collaborative, low-latency Office-style experiences, is for content to function as building blocks that can live independently on the web.



Now this way of working that Fluid brings becomes a reality, much more palpable, with collaborative content that we can take from one place to another by copying it, pasting it and sharing it with other people.






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With the arrival of Fluid to Team, OneNote, Outlook and Whiteboard we can understand even better the dimension of this profound change in Office.



In, for example, we will have the possibility of experimenting with built-in collaborative notes. A space in which we can write in real time, while other participants see what we write, or vice versa. In addition, these notes can also be integrated with the Outlook calendar, for example, and everyone involved in the event in question to which they are linked can also provide data. All the information will be synchronized and, in addition, if we add a task it will appear even in Microsoft 365 with the rest that we have.




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These notes, in addition, we can also take them to other tools such as OneNote and, as they live independently, they will continue to be connected to Team or Outlook and from the third applications we can also see how other people write in real time. The way you take notes in a meeting will reach another dimension. Fluid is "the canvas that makes collaboration" for Jared Spataro, head of Microsoft 365, who has spoken with The Verge.



Another highlight that shows us how transformative Fluid Framework can be is its impact on the Whiteboard app. In this case, in the case of a space open to content that does not have to be written, the possibilities of collaboration in real time go further since, in addition to doing what is typical in this type of tool, we can carry live modules of lists of tasks or tables, for example, integrating these in the application even if they come from a third application.



We will see how it ends up materializing in the daily life and integrating into the workflows and the way of operating of companies and ordinary users.