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Bug 63763 – RFE: Allow Multiple Users To Edit Shared Briefcase Document Simultaneously - Like Google Docs
Background: We are Zimbra Hosting Provider
Google Docs allows simultaneous editing of a shared Document by several users.
This is a terrific feature when, say, a group of individuals all working from
home need to collaborate on a Zimbra Briefcase Document at the same time.
For example, one user can be inserting photos, another user can be editing web
links and a third user can be correcting typos and fixing formatting -- all at
the same time.
In Zimbra, multiple users can indeed open up the same Briefcase document for
editing, but based on our testing, only the first user who saves a change can
make any further edits.
Please consider adding this functionality to make Zimbra Briefcase documents
more collaborative with geographically dispersed work forces.
One other related item if I may...
The Google Docs interface includes a sidebar chat window, so all of the users
editing the document simultaneously can chat on their progress, requests, etc.
I know that Zimbra is removing the IM component in the next major release. As
I have commented in the Bugzilla on that subject, I think this is a mistake.
We now have two hosted clients who have staff who have used Google Docs, are
disappointed that this feature is not in Zimbra and are considering migrating
their companies to Google Docs instead.
Thanks for considering this,