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Appendix B. Reference Tables

Office Versions

SharePoint works with Office 2000, 2002 (XP), and 2003. However, the feature set varies a great deal among these versions. Basically, all versions allow you to save and open files from SharePoint sites through a browser; 2002 supports some integration (export list to spreadsheet); and 2003 provides full integration through the Shared Documents task pane.

   

Office version

 

Product

Feature

2000

2002

2003

All

Save and open files from SharePoint sites

X

X

X

 

Shared Workspace task pane

  

X

 

Updates document for shared attachments

  

X

 

View and edit a shared attachment

X

X

X

 

Create new documents in web browser

 

X

X

 

Collect metadata automatically

  

X

 

Promote and demote file properties and metadata automatically

Limited

X

X

 

Track document versions

  

X

 

Check out and check in documents

  

X

 

Manage Microsoft Project documents, risks, and issues

  

X

 

Upload multiple documents

  

X

 

Inline discussions

X

X

X

 

Microsoft Office Components for SharePoint

  

X

 

Person Names Smart Tag

  

X

 

Integration with Microsoft Business Solutions

  

X

 

Shared attachment

  

X

 

Create Document workspace sites

  

X

Outlook

Create Meeting workspace sites automatically

  

X

 

Synchronize calendar and contact list sites

  

X

 

Alerts

X

X

X

 

Alert integration with Outlook

  

X

Excel

Two-way synchronization with SharePoint lists

  

X

 

Export list data to Excel spreadsheet

 

X

X

 

Create custom list from Excel ...

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