IN THIS CHAPTER
Integrating with Office applications
Integrating Outlook features with SharePoint
Using SharePoint Workspace with Office Server
With the release of SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Microsoft made a big commitment to integrating SharePoint and Office. The deep integration provides a win-win situation for both users and Microsoft. Users have access to features that increase their productivity and reduce the learning curve, and Microsoft creates additional demand for their well-integrated products.
This chapter focuses on the integration provided between the new 2010 Office System applications and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010. The 2010 Office System has significantly changed, providing a more intuitive interface that relies on the new Ribbon concept, which does away with the menu option approach of its predecessors. This chapter describes the enhanced properties integration with all applications as well as the improvements in publishing, exporting, offline access, and information synchronization between clients and servers.
While many of these improvements provide enhanced integration with Office 2010, you may take advantage of some of the SharePoint 2010 integration features with Office 2007 as well.
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 ...