Last week, I provided an update on recent enhancements to Crystal Palace, including the new Crystal Palace add-ins for Microsoft Office.  These add-ins were created to help us demo Crystal Palace, and as we showed them to people the unanimous feedback we received was, “You guys need to make these available to your customers”.  So we listened and here they are.

The add-ins allow you to share the file you are working on with your colleagues, or your other devices, right from within Word, PowerPoint or Excel.  This is the immediate sharing vision we have – achieved by embedding Crystal Palace right into the applications you use everyday.

Crystal Palace Office Integration
Crystal Palace Office Integration

There are a couple of scenarios where I find these really valuable. My favorite occurs when I am in the middle of delivering a presentation to a group of people – it may be a formal meeting or ad-hoc collaboration session over GoToMeeting – and with a few clicks of my mouse, I can make sure everyone has a copy. That is immediate sharing in action. I also find it great for quickly sharing Word documents during collaborative brainstorming and reviewing sessions.

The Crystal Palace add-ins for Microsoft Office support both 2010 and 2013 versions of the product, including 32 and 64 bit versions. Also you must have your Crystal Palace connected to your ShareFile account.

Crystal Palace Sharefile Settings
Crystal Palace Sharefile Settings

The Crystal Palace add-ins for Microsoft Office are available for download here. We’d love to hear your feedback on them; or perhaps there is an app you’d like to see Crystal Palace integrated with. If so let us know.

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