MyWorkDrive Server supports online editing of documents in Office 365 Online.
MyWorkDrive is the only solution that allows users to natively edit Office Documents in Office 365 Online, but store them back automatically to on-premise or cloud hosted file servers. Note: An Office 365 Business account is required to edit Office documents online in real-time (View capability does not require an Office 365 Business Account).
Enable Office 365 Editing using the Advanced Settings Tab in the MyWorkDrive Server Admin Site on your MyWorkDrive Server:
Choose the data center relay closet to your file server for best performance, supply your email address, then click Enable. Within 1 hour Office 365 Online editing will be operation within your MWD Web File Manager browser client.
If the user is not already logged into Office 365 in the browser, they will be prompted to login to a Microsoft Office 365 Work Account prior to editing the file.
All changes are saved back to the local MyWorkDrive server continuously - there is no Save button.
To co-edit a file, multiple users can open the file in Office 365 Online using the browser or via our "Share" option through a link. Note: All users must have rights to the file internally, this does not provide public access.
* Enabling Office 365 Online Editing creates a secure encrypted tunnel from your server through our MyWorkDrive network infrastructure using our Patent Pending Cloud Connector to make it available to Microsoft Office 365 for editing and co-editing documents on one of our locked down domains.
** Security notes: MyWorkDrive software does not store any files. All files remain on premise on your own servers and all authentication is done locally by your own active directory. Our staff has no access to any logins, back-doors or authentication mechanism’s to your MyWorkDrive server or files. If you do choose to enable our Office Online Edit feature or Cloud Connector (optional on your part) then and only then will any data traverse our network which is in an encrypted TLS 1.2 data stream. Access to this data is locked down to Microsoft Office 365 hosts and is available only during that Office file edit session. Any files edited in Office 365 are stored in temporary memory on Microsoft’s servers and are removed when file editing is complete. Microsoft requires we track summary statistical data on percentage and numbers of documents opened in Office 365. All summary reporting data is aggregated across all MyWorkDrive customers and contains no client detail data. Again, this is optional, relates to Office 365 Document editing only and is turned off by default. With the exception of caching (discussed below), it is reasonable to say that customer content only lives on Office Online servers during a user session. That is, a user can reasonably expect that when they end an editing session, their content will no longer live anywhere on Office Online servers once it has been saved to the customers MyWorkDrive servert. The key exception here is the Office Online viewing cache. For additional information please see the following Microsoft Office Online Considerations for security and privacy article.