Personal computer users still spend a great deal of time working with Microsoft Office applications. By integrating SharePoint into the menus and in the context of what users are doing, Microsoft has made it much easier for users to share their content with anyone that has access to a Web browser.
Integration points between Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and SharePoint 2007 surface in the following locations depending on the context of the activity:
Save and Save As: Documents can be saved directly to SharePoint document libraries via Network Places.
Edit in Microsoft (Application name): This option is available from a document saved to a SharePoint library and allows the user to edit the document directly on a SharePoint server. Any Save actions are saved on the server directly.
Publish: Blogs (Word only), Document Locations, Excel Services (Excel only), Publish Slides (PowerPoint only), and Document Workspaces can be accessed from the publish action under the Office button menu.
Server: The server option is available from the Office button when a document is opened from the server, providing access to server-based options.
Workflow and Metatagging: From the Ribbon, you can enter SharePoint metadata and edit workflows.
Since the first version of SharePoint, Microsoft has provided the ability to treat document libraries as Microsoft Windows folders using a technology called WebDAV. The abbreviation stands for ...