Excel Live is a new way to fully cooperate on a worksheet while in a Teams meeting.
It’s always been possible to show an Excel worksheet in a group video meeting by one person sharing their screen which has Excel open.
Excel Live lets you open a worksheet in a separate window that can be accessed by anyone on the video conference.
Excel doesn’t have to be available to all the participants because Excel Live uses the browser based version of Excel.
Start Excel Live from within a group call. Go to Share then the Excel Live section which lists recently opened workbooks. Then confirm you want to share the workbook with all call participants.
Excel Sheet View is available to show a filtered version of a table. Naturally you can Show Changes that are made during the call.
PowerPoint Live is already available to show a presentation within a Teams call.
Who gets it?
Excel Live is rolling out as a preview in late August. Admins and then individual users have to enable preview features to see it at first.
Here’s the brief but refreshingly informative Excel Live video