Microsoft previews new Office system

Microsoft South Gulf has previewed the features and benefits of its Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 system, prior to the official October 21st launch.

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By  Paul Barthram Published  October 14, 2003

Microsoft South Gulf has previewed the features and benefits of its Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 system, prior to the official October 21st launch.

The Microsoft Office PE 2003 version is the result of one of the largest development efforts and beta tests in the company's history. With more than 600,000 beta testers providing Microsoft with detailed feedback allowing the company to develop its latest edition.

"Microsoft Office has evolved from a suite of personal productivity products to a more comprehensive and integrated system," commented John Mangelaars, general manager of the Information Worker Business Group, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

"Building on the familiar tools that many people already know, Microsoft Office System includes programmes, servers, services, and solutions designed to work together to help address a broad array of business problems."

In addition to the 2003 versions of traditional Microsoft Office programmes such as Word, and Excel, the company has added some new abilities to its core products such as SharePoint Portal Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, Live Meeting and three new programmes: InfoPath, Live Communications Server and OneNote.

Mangelaars explained that the new products were developed to help better exchange information across users and functional departments.

"This is a milestone, not only in terms of the unprecedented development and testing work that went into it, but also because it enables users to piece together data and operational aspects of their business where the real work happens: at individuals' desktops. The value of software is measured by how you use it-Microsoft has now made it even easier for businesses to derive incredible value from their software investments," Mangleaars explained.

"Microsoft Office represents an important evolution, from stand-alone desktop applications to an integrated, comprehensive toolset that more easily connects people, information and business processes to enhance individual, team and organisational productivity," said Abdullatif Almulla, general manager of Microsoft South Gulf.

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