Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Document: Microsoft Office Programs and SharePoint Products and Technologies Integration – Fair, Good, Better, Best

This white paper describes how different versions of Microsoft Office programs work together with the 2003 and 2007 versions of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies.
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    File Name:

    Microsoft Office and SharePoint Integration White Paper.doc

    Microsoft Office and SharePoint Integration White Paper.docx

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    File Size:

    5.5 MB

    4.8 MB

      This white paper describes how different versions of Office programs work together with the 2003 and 2007 versions of SharePoint technologies. Although an overview of the integration features of Microsoft Office 2000 versus Microsoft Office XP with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is provided, the paper’s focus is on the integration features of the Office 2003 Editions versions the 2007 Office Suites with the 2007 SharePoint Products and Technologies.

      The increasing levels of functional capabilities have been deemed “fair” for Office 2000, “good” for Office XP, “better” for the Office 2003 Editions, and “best” for the 2007 Office Suites in terms of how they work together with SharePoint.

      A detailed comparison of how the Office 2003 Editions versus the 2007 Office Suites, namely, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 and Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, work with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 will be provided.

      The paper concludes that in order to realize the best user experience with Office and SharePoint integration features, the client programs must be upgraded to a 2007 Microsoft Office Suite, namely, Office Professional Plus 2007 or Office Enterprise 2007 and the server technologies must be upgraded to either Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

      • This download works with the following Office programs:
        Note: This download contains two versions of the white paper. You can choose to download any version as the content is identical.

        • Microsoft Office Word 2003,
        • Microsoft Office Word 2007,
        • a Word viewer such as Word Viewer 2003

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      • Click the Download button (above) to save this document to your computer.

      Instructions for use:

      • Open this document in Microsoft Office Word to read or print it.

      To remove this download:

      • Delete this document from your computer.

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