Fluid Framework
Initial releaseSeptember 2020; 2 years ago (2020-09)
Stable release
Client: v0.27.1
Server: v0.1013.0 /
Client: October 16, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-10-16)
Server: September 23, 2020; 2 years ago (2020-09-23)
Written inTypeScript, JavaScript
Available inEnglish
TypeSoftware library for building distributed, real-time collaborative web applications
LicenseMIT License

Fluid is a free and open source computer platform for real-time collaboration across applications. Microsoft first demonstrated the software at its Build conference in May 2019[1] as a framework that would allow for real-time collaboration between users of its Office on the web online office suite. It replaces the concept of a "document" with a cloud address for real-time collaboration and sharing of content forms including text and tables. Microsoft expects to implement it in its Teams chat software, Outlook mail software, and other productivity software. It is designed for integration with other services, such as live translation and Cortana voice assistance.[2] Public and private previews of the software began in November 2019.[3][4] Microsoft open sourced the software in September 2020.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Muchmore, Michael (May 19, 2019). "What Is Microsoft's Fluid Framework?". PC Magazine. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Warren, Tom (November 4, 2019). "Microsoft previews the future of Office documents with Fluid Framework for the web". The Verge. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Lardinois, Frederic (November 4, 2019). "Microsoft launches the first public preview of its Fluid Framework for collaborative editing". TechCrunch. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  4. ^ Salter, Jim (November 5, 2019). "Strongly typed documents, move aside—Microsoft Fluid is coming". Ars Technica. Retrieved May 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Tung, Liam (September 10, 2020). "Microsoft's new Fluid Framework: Now it's open-sourced on GitHub". ZDNet. Retrieved September 20, 2020.