Version 17

    This version has been deprecated in favor of the newly released Jive for Office. Please refer to this page for the newest version:

    NOTE: Version 1.6 and higher is only supported if you're using Jive version or higher.  If you use an earlier version, see




    Jive Connects for Microsoft Office is a commercial solution for Jive. An additional commercial add-on license is required to use the module. In order to take advantage of this solution, please contact your Jive sales representative.


    Jive Connects for Microsoft Office brings social business capabilities of Jive directly into Microsoft Office applications. With Jive for Office, Office documents can be easily accessed from and saved to Jive—where they can be shared with other users for editing (including simultaneous co-editing) and commenting.



    Jive Connects for Microsoft Office makes it simple to

    • Drive collaboration and transparency by easily publishing Office content created on users' desktops into Jive.
    • Unlock siloed content by making it easy to find the best files created by others, right from  inside Office by browsing, searching, and seeing related files.
    • Improve team productivity by  eliminating time-consuming review cycles and multiple rounds of  feedback by allowing multiple authors and contributors to make comments  and changes on a document simultaneously from either their desktop or  their browsers.
    • Eliminate confusion by  maintaining a single synchronized version of a document to ensure that  everyone is working from the same content—even when multiple authors are  making edits to the content in parallel.
    • Speed review processes by attaching a unique URL to all documents when they are saved. This  means the document can be accessed simultaneously by multiple users with  appropriate access—eliminating the need to integrate the multiple  generations of comments spawned by email.
    • Speed adoption of social business software by enabling users to engage with the Jive environment with familiar Microsoft Office tools.


    You can check out a quick demo of Jive for Office here.



    End user help: Jive 4.5, Jive 5.0, Jive 6.0


    Admin help: Jive 4.5, Jive 5.0, Jive 6.0



    Version Information

    Jive Connects for Microsoft Office supports Jive +, 4.5.6 + and 6.0.0.  On the Microsoft side, we support Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (Windows only) from Office 2003, 2007, and 2010.


    Version Compatibility Matrix


    Note: For the client update below, the attached jar files did not change.  The client software will be updated with the new version automatically, if necessary.


    Jive for Office 1.7.5 (client)

    05.31.2012:  Fixes the following issues:

    • OUTLOOK-1821  Change the default installation location from %appdata% to %localappdata%
    • OUTLOOK-1822  Add support for reading from Current User, allowing registry changes for a single non-admin user
    • OUTLOOK-1823  Need to support the INSTALLDIR parameter for Current User. (This parameter isn't supported for All Users installation.)
    • OUTLOOK-1824  Improve security erroring during login with Session-Based and oAuth authentication
    • OUTLOOK-1826  Add retries when verifying oAuth access token
    • OUTLOOK-1827  Error #407 returned during proxy server authentication
    • OUTLOOK-1828  Problems using the same account for both Jive for Office and Jive for Outlook
    • OUTLOOK-1829  Add installation support for non-admin users
    • OUTLOOK-1832  When resolving baseURL system information results in a server timeout, application login also times out.

    Jive for Office and Jive for Office

    02.29.2012: Fixes the following issue:

    • This release provides the capability for persisting user credentials securely using oAuth. You can enable oAuth authentication in the admin console at System > Settings > Jive for Office > Advanced. This release also includes a variety of bug fixes that improve product stability, general usability, and SSO implementations.


    Jive for Office

    10.22.2012:  Update for compatibility with Jive 6.0



    Historical Notes


    Jive for Office - Jive 4.5.6.x and Jive for Office - Jive 5.0.x (Server Plugins)

    01.31.2012:  Adds the following new features:

    • A new auto-update feature (found at System > Settings > Jive for Office > Auto Update) pushes new version notifications to the System > Settings > Jive for Office > Client Binaries tab and enables automatic or manual updates of the client binaries installed on your Jive server. The default setting is automatic update.
    • A new Plugin Usage feature (found at System > Settings > Jive for Office > Client Binaries) provides user implementation and feature usage data for Jive for Office and Jive for Outlook.


    Jive for Office

    01.03.2012:  For this release, only the Office plugin server component was updated.  The client plugin remains at version 1.7.2.


    Jive for Office version 1.7.2 (Client plugin)

    12.15.2011: Fixes the following issue:

    • [OFFISYNC-1957] Clipboard not cleared after merge
    • [OFFISYNC-1958] Check for updates does not retrieve the latest version
    • [OFFISYNC-1959] Duplicate changes in PPT
    • [OFFISYNC-1960] Exiting review mode manually creates duplicates in Word


    Jive for Office version 1.7.1 - Jive 4.5.6.x

    11.23.2011: Fixes the following issue:

    • [OFFISYNC-1949] Security warnings in Internet Explorer 8
    • [OUTLOOK-1245] Outlook client download is stuck on 38M
    • [OFFISYNC-1947] CSRF for Core API when Instance URL is virtual path

    Known issues:

    • [OFFISYNC-1946] – Downloading binaries using IE 6, 7, and 8 fails. This problem is caused by an IE issue that can be repaired using the client-side fix described in the following article: However, the following server-side workaround is recommended: add the following lines to the cache.conf file in all web nodes of the Jive application. The cache.conf file is usually located in: /etc/jive/httpd/conf.d
      • SetEnvIf Request_URI ".*\.exe$" MSIE_CACHE
      • SetEnvIf Request_URI ".*\.msi$" MSIE_CACHE


    Jive for Office version 1.7 - Jive 4.5.6.x and Jive for Office version 1.7 - Jive 5.0.x

    11.8.2011: Updated release for 4.5.6 - fixes the following issues:

        * OUTLOOK-174 - New binaries for the Office client can’t be uploaded through the admin console.

        * OFFISYNC-532 - Office module does not work with an Oracle database.

        * OFFISYNC-1754 - During rapid, repeated document saves, document merges may not succeed.