If you’re an Office 2003 user, you can integrate
many of your activities with SharePoint Services to add even more
functionality to your team sites. For example, by integrating
Microsoft Outlook and MSN Messenger with SharePoint Services, you can
send emails and instant messages to other team members and schedule
meetings without having to leave the team site.
SharePoint Services team sites can also implement
Shared workspaces allow site users to work collaboratively on team
documents. Multiple users can work collaboratively to prepare an
Excel, Word, or PowerPoint document while ensuring that changes are
monitored and versioned.
SharePoint Services team sites also support
XML-based forms. By integrating
SharePoint Services with any compatible XML editor (such as Microsoft
InfoPath) you can import or create forms to retrieve input from site
users. By combining all of these integrations, you can greatly
increase the abilities of a team site.
In this chapter, you will learn how to:
Integrate SharePoint Services with Microsoft Office 2003
Configure an online presence so you and members of your team can send
real-time messages to other team members currently logged into the
Create and use shared workspaces
Create and use meeting workspaces
Create and use forms in a form library
By the end of this chapter, you should understand the benefits of
integrating SharePoint Services with Microsoft Office 2003.
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