One of the most interesting (and most confusing) announcements of the Microsoft Build Developer Conference earlier this year was the company’s first public demonstration, Fluid Framework.
Fluid is designed to help developers create collaborative editing experiences in real time. However, Microsoft also incorporates it into some of its own tools, such as Office and Outlook. This is nothing less than a review of how documents should be felt.
Today, at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft released the first public preview of Fluid Framework’s end-user experience, as well as a private preview for developers.
Notes on Microsoft, including multi-person co-authoring features, the component-based document model, and the ability to include smart agents that translate text in real time or suggest changes.
To a certain extent, this does not differ from the functionality of Google Docs or even Microsoft Office collaboration.
The novelty, however, is that Microsoft opens this window to developers and sees the Fluid framework as a new way to deconstruct and component documents, which can then be used in multiple applications.
Microsoft plans to integrate Fluid Framework with Microsoft 365, including Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, OneNote and Office. If you want to see it in action, you can now see in the public preview how it feels to edit documents.
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