Concurrent editing a word document by multiple users

We've been having some issues with that, and I cannot pinpoint which side the fault is on. Is concurrent editing of a word document by multiple users with "edit in office" feature of confluence supported or not? Microsoft says:

The new co-authoring functionality in Microsoft Office 2010 makes it possible for multiple users to work productively on the same document without intruding on one another’s work or locking each other out.

You can use this new co-authoring functionality in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, Microsoft Word 2010, and Microsoft OneNote 2010 documents on SharePoint Server 2010.  New co-authoring functionality is also supported in Excel Web App and OneNote Web App.

So it sounds like it is proprietary SharePoint feature. Is that so?

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Has anyone seen an answer to this question from Atlassian? This capability is fairly fundamental when mixing word documents and confluence pages - it seems to allow you to edit and version the pages separately and will even says it is going to merge changes from multiple users - but it doesn't seem to work.

 

A clear statement from Atlassian would be appreciated 

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Mario G. I'm New Here Nov 15, 2017

Hi community.

Any news about this ?

No.  Atlassian have no plans to do this. 

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