Ignite Blog: Microsoft Fluid Framework preview

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1. Future of collaboration in Microsoft 365

The workplace environment is rapidly changing and requires teams and individuals to collaborate faster and more efficiently than ever before. At Microsoft, we are transforming workplace collaboration by taking a comprehensive approach across Microsoft 365 - an approach grounded in new ways of working. This builds on

  • Microsoft Teams as a hub for teamwork where people can collaborate with each other using chat, meetings and calling. They can create and edit documents and manage projects and business processes right within Teams.
  • Microsoft Fluid Framework, a new technology and set of experiences that we will make collaboration seamless across the canvases by breaking down the barriers between apps.


2. Introducing Microsoft’s Fluid Framework Technology Preview

At Build 2019, we announced Fluid Framework, a new technology and set of experiences that will make collaboration seamless by breaking down the barriers between apps. It offers three key capabilities. First, experiences powered by the Fluid Framework will support multi-person coauthoring on web and document content at industry-leading speed and scale. Second, it provides a componentized document model that allows authors to deconstruct content into collaborative building blocks, use them across applications, and combine them in a new, more flexible kind of document. Third, the Fluid Framework makes room for intelligent agents to work alongside humans to translate text, fetch content, suggest edits, perform compliance checks, and more. 

Today, we are announcing a public preview of the Fluid Framework end-user experience and a private preview for developers.  Over time, we expect these capabilities to light up in experiences across Microsoft 365, including within chat in Teams, mail in Outlook, portals in SharePoint, notes in OneNote, and documents in Office.



We’re putting the finishing touches on the preview that will be available to Microsoft 365 customers in the next few weeks. Stay tuned to the Microsoft 365 Tech Community blog for updates.


3. Scope and availability of preview

During the Fluid Framework public preview, users with a work or school account can try out the experience at https://aka.ms/FluidPublicPreview . Availability is in English (US) and worldwide environments only. For additional information on the Fluid Framework preview, IT Admins can check their message center for additional information.

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