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Microsoft's current roadmap for enterprise-level components of its upcoming Office 2007. Notice there isn't really a release date for Exchange Server 2007.

Microsoft’s current roadmap for enterprise-level components of its upcoming Office 2007. Notice there isn’t really a release date for Exchange Server 2007.

Here in the newfangled SharePoint site using IE7, let's say a user checks on the status of orders pursuant to a particular product promotion plan...

Here in the newfangled SharePoint site using IE7, let’s say a user checks on the status of orders pursuant to a particular product promotion plan...

Using new LoBI editing functionality provided through SharePoint to IE7, an authorized user can directly change the content describing the chosen promotion, through tools built directly into the form. No ActiveX controls were transferred here; you're seei

Using new LoBI editing functionality provided through SharePoint to IE7, an authorized user can directly change the content describing the chosen promotion, through tools built directly into the form. No ActiveX controls were transferred here ; you’re seei

Here's a portion of the new Microsoft Word 2007, but it's been changed by a LoBI function. The user has chosen "New Document," but now, one of the options available to the user is to create a new "Blog Entry" (second option from the left). This is actuall

Here’s a portion of the new Microsoft Word 2007, but it’s been changed by a LoBI function. The user has chosen "New Document," but now, one of the options available to the user is to create a new "Blog Entry" (second option from the left). This is actuall

In this LoBI-enhanced version of Word, the user can create a kind of wiki entry using the blog post template. A Publish menu now appears on Office's new ribbon, including special features provided especially by SharePoint Server. Notice the "Manage Accoun

In this LoBI-enhanced version of Word, the user can create a kind of wiki entry using the blog post template. A Publish menu now appears on Office’s new ribbon, including special features provided especially by SharePoint Server. Notice the "Manage Accoun

In the new version of Outlook 2007, notice that instant messaging communications are handled in e-mail (though not in the Inbox), along with SharePoint communications. Voice mail communications are also managed in Outlook

In the new version of Outlook 2007, notice that instant messaging communications are handled in e-mail (though not in the Inbox), along with SharePoint communications. Voice mail communications are also managed in Outlook

Here's the new Calendar view in Outlook. Added to the bottom is an improved Task pane, which can now be subcategorized along with intervals of time, such as weeks.

Here’s the new Calendar view in Outlook. Added to the bottom is an improved Task pane, which can now be subcategorized along with intervals of time, such as weeks.

The Marketing Division has its own calendar, which historically has been provided by SharePoint and provided in a separate pane or tab. Now, with Outlook 2007, rather than just comparing two calendars side-by-side, the user can now superimpose one calenda

The Marketing Division has its own calendar, which historically has been provided by SharePoint and provided in a separate pane or tab. Now, with Outlook 2007, rather than just comparing two calendars side-by-side, the user can now superimpose one calenda

Here, a change is being made to an appointment from the Marketing Calendar, which wasn't created in Outlook in the first place. But this change, once authorized and approved, can be distributed through SharePoint to other users' calendars in Outlook and e

Here, a change is being made to an appointment from the Marketing Calendar, which wasn’t created in Outlook in the first place. But this change, once authorized and approved, can be distributed through SharePoint to other users’ calendars in Outlook and e

A Word document's "properties" have been upgraded in Word 2007 to the level of its own pane, now called Metadata. In this example, metadata for a class of documents has been established by an XML document, and transmitted throughout the company network us

A Word document’s "properties" have been upgraded in Word 2007 to the level of its own pane, now called Metadata. In this example, metadata for a class of documents has been established by an XML document, and transmitted throughout the company network us

Now, whenever a user creates this class of document, he is compelled to enter metadata for each document. There are a great many users who don't even know where the Properties pane for a Word XP document is located.

Now, whenever a user creates this class of document, he is compelled to enter metadata for each document. There are a great many users who don’t even know where the Properties pane for a Word XP document is located.