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Sharepoint Server 3.0 and Excel 2010 synchronize issue

Posted on 2010-09-22
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I am having an issue with something I know should work and need some input on this. I have a sharepoint server 3.0 running on SBS and when an employee opens a shared document from the library all goes well. They are able to edit the document right from the browser and everyone is alerted on the changes and such. But there is one employee that wants to be able to export the document, make changes to it and synch the doc back to the server using excel 2010. The problem I am bumping into is when the document opens in Excel the "Synchronize List" button highlighted but the doc asks do you want to enable or disable macros. She clicks on enable and the doc opens and then the  "Synchronize List" button becomes greyed out. We even tried to disable macros and the doc doesnt even open so that is not our option. Just trying to find out I guess if this is even possible using Excel 2010 with Sharepoint Server 3.0. All help is appreciated.
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The Excel 2010 synchronization feature is designed for SharePoint 2010.  It basically lets two people edit the Excel document at the same time.

SharePoint 2007 (3.0) doesn't support the synchronization  feature, and sometimes Office 2010 doesn't always differentiate between 2007 and 2010 when it displays features.  (Like, in my opinion, it would be nice that since SharePoint 2007 doesn't support this feature to have the button not even display.)
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Well that will be such a bummer for them. Looks like everyone will have to downgrade or just use the IE browser to edit files. Thanks a bunch for clearing that up for me chapmanjw.
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The answer was just as I thought it was, just not compatible.
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