Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Concern for security and integrity of data. One of the obstacles
to easy collaboration and document sharing (two key components in
effective teamwork) has been concern for the protection of
proprietary data. How do you control the distribution and modification of
proprietary documents in your organization? In Office 2003,
Microsoft introduces Information Rights Management, a feature that
enables you to protect your information by controlling what others
can do with it.
Any new release of a software product will fix what fell short in the
previous version, but Office 2003 brings much more to the table than corrective
measures. Although Office 2003 does improve Outlook clunkiness, increase
stability, and beef up security, the exciting innovations in Office 2003 are likely to
inspire you to take a closer look. Whatever your particular obstacles might be
right now—communication dead ends, repetition of effort, security holes,
underuse of existing data and processes, workgroup struggles, or something
else—Office 2003 can solve them. In the next section, you’ll see how this
version of Office is a new, highly flexible, and fast platform that enables you to
capture information instantly, share ideas easily, work with data efficiently, and
produce results in a variety of forms that fit the tasks you want to accomplish.
The Office 2003 Answer
Office 2003 is designed to support the entire life cycle of an idea—from that
first spark in the back of your head to the brainstorming meeting with Product
Development to the project management and final production of the end result.
Each aspect of Office—the core applications, online services, customizability of
key features, instant communication, and underlying XML support—provides
ways to capture, explore, contribute, and build on your ideas. With an
emphasis on communication and collaboration, the vision for Office 2003
includes these important aspects of working with information effectively:
Capturing ideas wherever and whenever they spring up.
Support for the Tablet PC in all core applications lets you jot notes
on your Tablet (or on your Pocket PC) in a meeting and then e-mail
them directly to team members; you can save, store, and file
information in a variety of ways, including as XML, which gives you the
ability to pull it into an almost unlimited number of forms.