Office 2016 - what version of sharepoint is needed for collaboration

Hi experts.

Some office power users in our company are very keen to use office 2016's new collaboration features: to work together on one document in real time. Requirements for this feature are on drive or sharepoint. My question simply is: what sharepoint edition is needed? Is there a free edition already available that will make this possible?

Please only answer if you know what office feature I am talking about.
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McKnifeAsked:
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marsiliesCommented:
You should be using SharePoint Server 2013 now to work with Office 2016, or wait until SharePoint Server 2016 is released.


There's a "free" version of Sharepoint, called Sharepoint Foundation 2013 that you can install on a Windows Server, or you can pay for Sharepoint Server 2013. Sharepoint Foundation is not expected to see a 2016 version, so it's being discontinued. So you either build your own server in your network, or use a hosted solution. MS offers Sharepoint Online service for $5/user.
https://products.office.com/en-us/sharepoint/collaboration
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/What-is-SharePoint-97b915e6-651b-43b2-827d-fb25777f446f
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SharePoint#Microsoft_SharePoint_Foundation
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McKnifeAuthor Commented:
Hi.

I don't see a comment on the collaboration feature. Is it usable with 2013 foundation?
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marsiliesCommented:
https://products.office.com/en-us/office-system-requirements/#SUITES
Word 2016: Coauthoring requires SharePoint Foundation 2013 and a Microsoft account for OneDrive. It might also require more memory than what is listed here.
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McKnifeAuthor Commented:
You quoted the requirements for the standalone version of 2016. What about the pro version , it's not even mentioned if that edition needs SharePoint for co-authoring. Also I need to know if it's sharepoint or ms account or really sp. and ms account, because ms account will never happen in my company. They don't seem decided, for another edition they write "or", which sounds more logical to me. Do you use coauthoring?
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marsiliesCommented:
There's no difference between a standalone version of an Office app and an Office suite version.

It should be either Sharepoint "or" OneDrive. You don't need both.

I use co-authoring... via Google Docs. Doing it in Office sounds like a pain in the ass.
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McKnifeAuthor Commented:
The requirements page said it all, I wouldn't have guessed to find that info that detailed there. Thanks!
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