Microsoft is aiming to incorporate support for secure Excel file co-authors. The new functionality helps users to password-protect and also exchange Excel files with anyone that can edit files without the protection being disabled. This feature was newly introduced to the Office Growth Roadmap of Microsoft and will be available to all web and desktop apps of Microsoft Excel.
Unfortunately, no news is available as to whether Microsoft is planning to add this functionality to Android and iOS users. Excel users can currently encrypt files, but you need to revoke the protection if you wish to add co-authors.
With additional additions, without eliminating security, consumers would be able to add new co-authors, making exchanging private or sensitive information simpler and safer. This feature is scheduled to be released in June 2021, according to Microsoft’s roadmap.
At the same time, Microsoft plans to add Rich Text Format (RTF) support to cells in Excel as well. This feature is intended to help users properly format Excel files and is expected to be launched in January 2021.
Microsoft has been working hard for consumers to boost Workplace . Recently, the company added several features to Microsoft 365 and launched the latest Apple self-developed M1 processor with Office applications. The organization is also designing, according to rumours, a permanent license version of Office, which will be released next year.