What are the key differences between Collaboration Cloud with NVivo 14 and Collaboration Cloud?
The key differences are:
The Collaboration Cloud with NVivo 14 enables teams to work on a shared project in real-time. A Project Owner can upload projects and manage teams by selecting Share -> Upload Project and selecting Share -> Manage Team. Team members, whether on the Windows or Mac platform, can access the cloud project and work on it in real-time. There is no need to merge projects as work from team members is automatically synced. In addition, team members can work off-line on the project when they do not have access to the Internet. When they resume Internet access, their work will be synced with the cloud project.
Whereas, with the old Collaboration Cloud with NVivo Release 1 (March 2020), the Workspace Owner will upload a Master Project by selecting Modules -> Collaboration Cloud. Team members have to download the Master Project, work on it and then upload the project to the cloud. Then the Workspace Owner will download team members’ projects and merge them into a new Master Project which they will upload to the cloud. Then team members have to download the new Master Project and the cycle will start over. It is not possible to work cross-platform with the old Collaboration Cloud.
Can I open my project from an earlier version of NVivo in the latest version of NVivo?
Yes, Projects created in older versions of NVivo can be opened and worked with in newer versions of NVivo. Projects from older versions that are opened in newer versions of NVivo will be updated to the newer NVivo’s project format automatically. Please note however that projects created in NVivo 14 cannot be opened in earlier versions of NVivo. If you are sharing project files with others, you will all need to be using the same version of the software. NVivo also supports the REFI-QDA Standard, allowing you to import and export data in a standard format. This means you can import data into NVivo from other programs such as ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, f4analyse, QDA Minder, Quirkos and Transana.
Can I share projects between Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Mac OS®?
Yes, starting with NVivo 14, users can easily share cloud-based projects in real-time with the new NVivo Collaboration Cloud across Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Mac OS®. This provides users with the ease of collaboration they have been looking coupled with the powerful insight generating tools they love with NVivo.
Where is the data stored for the cloud components of NVivo?
Individual customers - For individual NVivo customers, data will be stored in one of four regional data centres employed by Lumivero. These regions are United States, Europe, Canada, and Singapore. The data centre geographically closest to the customer will be chosen as the default location.
Enterprise customers - Enterprise customers will be able to specify what data centre they wish to use. Should Enterprise customers decide not to specify a region, the region geographically closest to them will be selected by default.
How many users can use Collaboration Cloud?
We provide licensing options for Collaboration Cloud for up to five (5) users. If larger team environments are required, then please contact Alfasoft so we can confirm options and pricing with you.
Will Collaboration Cloud work on previous versions of NVivo?
Collaboration Cloud is available with the most recent NVivo Release 1 (March 2020) and NVivo 14 only and won’t be available on previous versions of NVivo. Real-time collaboration features including offline functionality are only available in NVivo 14.
In Collaboration Cloud with NVivo 14, are there any differences between Mac and Windows from a functional perspective?
No, except that in the first release of the reinvented Collaboration Cloud, Windows Users can create and upload cloud-based projects while Mac users are limited to collaborating on these projects.
Will Lumivero still support older versions of the software (NVivo 12 and NVivo 11)?
It's Lumivero´s policy to support the two previous versions of any Lumivero product. Following the release Lumivero will only support the latest release of NVivo 14, NVivo Release 1 (March 2020), and NVivo 12 releases. NVivo 11 and older versions will no longer be supported.
How many users can connect to a single cloud-based project file?
As many users as there are on a collaboration license.
Can I share the project with people not on my team?
Yes, there are a variety of ways to share projects.
For cloud-based projects everyone on your “team” will need to be assigned a seat on the project manager’s collaboration cloud license to work collaboratively.
Users can upload a project file to the collaboration cloud storage
Via export –NVivo supports exporting project via REFI-QDA Export
Users can upload an NVivo project file to any cloud storage repository.
NOTE As a best practices, users should ensure that saved projects should be closed prior to uploading excluding for cloud-based projects which work to support real-time collaboration.
How do users see my changes in cloud projects?
Yes, there are a number of ways that you can see changes in cloud projects.
NVivo tracks progress against a user’s initials. You can see this in the List View to see who created or modified a file or code.
You can also see this in the coding stripes by selecting the stripes for users (applicable for Windows only).
You can also check who has done recent work on the project by opening the Project Event Log. Make sure you selected to write users’ actions to the Project Event Log when you created the project. You can always do that in Project Properties if you didn’t select that option when you created the project.
Can Windows and Mac users connect to the same cloud project in real-time?
If I work offline on a project will is sync with the cloud project once I am back online?
Yes, all changes will be synced back to the cloud when the user comes back online.
Can I work on cloud projects offline?
Yes, Lumivero/NVivo is supporting offline sync.