Microsoft has promised significant changes to its highly touted productivity suite with the release of Office 2003. While it could be quite some time before your IT department makes this upgrade, it is never too early to get a jump on the changes that are in store for your users. While the core applications retain much of their traditional look and feel, there are some interesting behind-the-scenes tweaks to each product that make them more productive to the collaborative and mobile workforce of today. Also in store are two new Office applications, OneNote, a smart client for XML Web Services and InfoPath, a Tablet PC note-taking and organization application.
The information you need to know about Office 2003
TechRepublic recently released a highly rated five-part Office 2003 article series that highlighted some of these improvements and new features. The series takes the guesswork out of what IT managers should be looking for when they do finally decide to upgrade. The series consists of the following titles:
- “Making the decision to upgrade to Office 2003: Upgrading the Office core”
- “Outlook 2003 offers many new features, but it will cost you”
- “Boost collaboration with Office 2003's SharePoint Services”
- “FrontPage 2003 leaves the Office nest”
- “InfoPath and OneNote: New Office applications on the block”
To make it easier to read this series, TechRepublic created an article compilation that brings together all five articles into one download. Click the link, and you'll have the information you need to make smart choices about this important Office upgrade.