Collaborate like never before with Central Desktop!

May 6, 2010

One of our expansion stage portfolio companies, Central Desktop, just announced the June launch of its Microsoft Office Collaboration tool. Central Desktop is a company OpenView Venture Partners provided growth capital to over two years ago. The company has been executing incredible business growth strategies that are allowing them to compete well against Microsoft Sharepoint. What does it mean for you reading this blog posting?

If you are a Central Desktop user you soon will be able to simultaneously co-author Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in real time, as well as open and save files directly into the cloud.

The feature leverages technology from OffiSync and is compatible with any version of Microsoft Office. Once installed, it adds a new toolbar in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint that enables users to open, save and edit files hosted on Central Desktop straight from your desktop application. The co-authoring feature allows more than one user to edit files, simultaneously, by tracking and syncing all changes and merging them correctly into one version.

The new feature should build on top of Central Desktop’s powerful collaboration software. If you are a current Central Desktop user, check it out once released. If you are not using Central Desktop and you are looking for an online project management tool, go to their website and sign up for a free trial.


General Partner

<strong>Kobie Fuller</strong> is a General Partner at <a href="">Upfront Ventures</a>. Previously he was the Principal at Accel Partners in San Francisco where he helped identify and work with entrepreneurs who were building category-defining companies. He has more than 10 years of experience in funding and building software companies.