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In its ongoing effort to build tools that enable customers to stay connected from everywhere, Microsoft has added new features and capabilities to its Fluid Framework. Originally announced at Ignite 2019, Fluid Framework is a set of tools to make collaboration adaptable, flexible, and focused by breaking down the barriers between apps.

Now, Microsoft has announced that it is building Fluid Framework into a couple of key productivity apps to make work more adaptable and focused. The software giant is also open-sourcing the Fluid Framework, with plans to make the code available on GitHub within the next few weeks.

“Discovering the full potential of the Fluid Framework can only be accomplished through creating a diverse, open, and vibrant developer community. For this reason, Microsoft will be making the Fluid Framework open source, allowing developers and creators to use key infrastructure from Fluid Framework in their own applications,” said Microsoft’s Jared Spataro.

“Along with the release of additional developer documentation and tooling, this is an invitation for developers to work alongside Microsoft as Fluid Framework is built and released,” Spataro added.

With the first Fluid Framework integrations in Microsoft 365, coming to Outlook and Office.com, customers will be able to collaborate on dynamic content and create connected components that can be shared simultaneously and seamlessly across apps.


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