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Beginning SharePoint® 2007 Administration: Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 and Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by Göran Husman

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7.2. The New Generation

This section describes the overall picture of MS Office Server 2007 products. The objective here is to show you what new programs come with the latest generation of Microsoft Office products and to give you a good idea of the new features in SharePoint. Below is a list of the new or updated products that were officially released by early 2007:

  • MS Windows SharePoint Service 2007

  • MS Office SharePoint Server 2007

  • MS Word 2007

  • MS Excel 2007

  • MS PowerPoint 2007

  • MS Access 2007

  • MS Outlook 2007

  • MS Publisher 2007

  • MS InfoPath 2007

  • MS OneNote 2007

  • MS Project Server 2007

  • MS Office Project Portfolio Server 2007

  • MS SharePoint Designer 2007

  • MS Expression Web Designer 2007

  • MS Office Groove 2007

  • MS Visio 2007

  • MS Office Forms Server 2007

There were also several interesting products that were released at the end of 2005 that are totally compatible with the 2007 product line, such as MS SQL Server 2005, MS Dynamics CRM 3.0, MS Communicator, and MS Business Scorecard Manager. As you can see from this list, Microsoft has been very busy the last few years. Their challenge is not only to develop a new version but also to make it integrate with other products and especially SharePoint 2007. So, now it's just up to us to learn all these products. But then again, how hard can it be, right?

One of Microsoft's top priorities for this new version of SharePoint is performance. The goal is to offer even better performance than with SharePoint 2003, and all initial tests indicate that this is the case. ...

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