Novell has released the latest version of its team collaboration platform. Vibe 3.3 integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 and includes Vibe Desktop, which gives users offline access and sync capabilities to files stored in Vibe.
The Office integration allows users to open, modify and save Word, Excel and PowerPoint files directly from their Vibe workspace. A live comment stream aids discussion and decisions about content and permits each user to edit a file and be notified when other edits are available to preview and merge. The group can see the document history and compare versions.
Vibe Desktop enables users to connect and sync any folders and files from their Novell Vibe system to their desktop. They can then access these files offline, with any changes automatically syncing between their desktop and Vibe once they are back online.