BizTerm Definition
Application Sharing
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Application sharing is a feature that allows two people to work together when one of the individuals doesn't have the same application, or same version of the application. In application sharing, one user launches the application and it runs simultaneously. Both users can input information and otherwise control the application using the keyboard and mouse. Although it appears that the application is running on both PC's, it actually is running on only one, yet each user operates as though the application were running on both PC's. Files associated with the application can be easily transferred, so the results of the collaboration are available to both users immediately. The person who launched the application can lock out the other person from making changes, so the locked-out person sees the application running but cannot control it.

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