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Pro SharePoint 2010 Solution Development: Combining .NET, SharePoint, and Office 2010 by Chad Wach, Ed Hild

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Chapter 1. Office Business Applications

It is sometimes difficult to remember the corporate office of the recent past. Think back about 10 or maybe 15 years. For many of us, that isn't so long ago. However, from a technology perspective, it's an era as distant as the dark ages. Sure, personal computing was taking off and the Internet was in its infancy, but most companies did not yet have a web site, and the average business user had little exposure to the technologies that seem commonplace today. Remember when only the technically proficient used spreadsheets? When e-mail was a productivity tool and didn't require labor-intensive filing and sorting? The point of this trip down memory lane is to lend some perspective as to how far workers have ...

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