Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Enhanced Collaboration with SharePoint Team Services
SharePoint Team Services is a Web service that enables teams and workgroups
to collaborate more easily. Access to SharePoint Team Services is built into
FrontPage, from which users can create simple or customized SharePoint pages
by selecting a wizard and walking through the process. A SharePoint Team
Services site helps teams get organized, communicate with each other, schedule
events, and collaborate on documents.
SharePoint Team Services, first introduced in Office XP, has been
significantly enhanced in Office 2003 to let users put document workspace templates
to work, making document collaboration easier. The Shared Workspace
functionality is built right into Word’s Tools menu, so users can move seamlessly to
the shared space without ever leaving Word. The new Meeting Workspace
feature creates a repository for meeting-related information that is maintained in a
secure, team-accessible space, and allows meetings to be scheduled and hosted
online. (See Figure 1-6.) Other enhancements in SharePoint Team Services
make it easier to customize sites and add new list and field types for more
complete data management.
Figure 1-6 Users can create a Meeting Workspace when they set up
a meeting in Outlook.