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LONDON – 28 October 2008. OneDoc Limited (, a Microsoft Partner and provider of document collaboration and compliance software, has announced the limited availability of OneDoc release 2.0. OneDoc 2.0 allows people for the first time to work together on the same document at the same time in Microsoft Word® with SharePoint®. With OneDoc there is no more waiting for documents and no more email merging chaos.

In development since 2003, and initially funded by the UK government Smart Award Program, OneDoc works with the way that people author documents, by working inside Word and not enforcing extra overhead. Document fragments, called 'Parts', are easily editable by different people. Simple notifications inside Word appear on an easy to understand OneDoc Task Pane and show when content has changed, giving the person editing the opportunity to review these changes, and just click to update their own document with other peoples' work.

The breathtaking simplicity of OneDoc is in stark contrast to the complexity of emailing attachments around and using track changes. The benefits of OneDoc are immediately available to anyone using Word without overhead therefore avoiding the resistance to adoption that has long faced document collaboration tools in businesses.

OneDoc supports Office 2003 and Office 2007 and will support the forthcoming release (currently known as Office 14) enabling businesses to get the maximum return on their investment in current Office platforms and preparing them for the future.

Contribution history at part level is automatically recorded and viewable instantly inside the document, and a secure and centralised audit trail of all content history, changes and user activity, supports management information and compliance needs.

Commenting on the announcement Stewart Holness, CEO of OneDoc, said "Document Collaboration has been an area of promise for years. Unfortunately, clunky shared whiteboards with keystroke and mouse collisions or impossibly complex merging of changes have been the order of the day. That all changes today with OneDoc because with OneDoc everyone is always on the same page".

OneDoc is available in December 2008, pricing and further information is on our website at

Our Technology

OneDoc 2.0 is designed to work with the current, previous and future releases of Microsoft Office, and is directly integrated inside Word. This release of OneDoc also needs Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services, or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, to be the host repository for OneDoc documents.

In the future OneDoc will support other editing applications and to be able to store its documents in other host repositories and in the file system too.

OneDoc 2.0 requires that environments meet some minimum system requirements:

• Microsoft Office 2007 SP1, or 2003 SP3
• Windows® XP SP3 or Windows Vista® SP1
• SharePoint® 3.0 or Office SharePoint Server® 2007
• SQL Server® 2005 SP2
• Windows Server® 2003 R2

About OneDoc

OneDoc is a privately owned independent software company that provides collaboration and compliance software. Its technology is based on the Microsoft platform, and makes multi?user editing and sharing of Microsoft Word and other documents safe and effortless whilst providing a brilliantly simple compliance solution to help track the changes being made to the vast amount of otherwise unconstrained and out of sight Word documents in a business or organisation.

OneDoc has been in development for a number of years and is run by a talented team who has helped build a number of great technology companies, often at the forefront of a new market sector. The business is based in Reading in the United Kingdom.

For further information please contact:

James Cooper
Ascendant Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 7949 143988

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