Office XP Information

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 7, 2001


Christopher Rice

If you are thinking of using Office XP, or you think you will just keep cruising along deploying and purchasing what you currently have in your environment, review the below information before going forward.

If you are thinking of using Office XP, or you think you will just keep cruising along deploying and purchasing what you currently have in your environment, review the below information before going forward.

A friend of mine went to the Office XP introduction and forwarded me the following information:

Office XP (Office 2002) Versions:

Standard: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
Professional: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access
Professional + FrontPage: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, FrontPage
Developer: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, FrontPage, Developer Tools

Changes to expect regarding Versions of Office XP:

Office Premium will no longer be offered. Office XP Professional + FrontPage is the closest to Premium.
Office Small Business Edition will no longer be offered.
Publisher will no longer be part of the Office Suite, it will be sold as a seperate application.

Office XP Features: (to mention a few...)

Smart Tags - Click a key word, such as a Name or Stock Symbol, and an associate profile is opened for additional information.
Universal Clipboard - Copy up to 24 different items to the clipboard, and then scroll through to paste at a later time.
Task Panes - Available through the Office suite, as a pane to execute most commonly used features.
Speech + Handwriting Recognition - Use speech recognition to select menu's, toolbars, dialog boxes...
Application Auto Recover - Automatically saves current document if a crash occurs.
SharePoint Team Services - Sharing information through a web site.

Deployments Tools:

Enhanced Custom Installation Wizard for creating transform files.
MST Viewer to view custom changes applied to an MSI file.
OPS files still supported for customizing Office XP menus...
Office XP Deployment Cram Sessions to take place soon

Installation Types:

Retail Edition: DOES NOT support the setup /a or setup /q, the Custom Installation Wizard, or the Custom Maintenance Wizard
OEM Installs: Registration is required. After 3 installations, you must contact Microsoft to activate additional installations.
Volume: Enterprise install for deployment of Office XP

Licensing & Software Assurance:

Microsoft licensing vision is to simplify the entire process based on customer/partner feedback. See links:
Training deck posted: www.microsoft.com/usa/nynjct
Licensing resources: www.microsoft.com/business/licensing
Open Licensing training: www.microsoft.com/directaccess

Office XP Helpful links:

Office XP Deployment - Use Office XP Resource Kit:
www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp
Developer Center:
www.microsoft.com/office/xp
www.microsfot.com/library/default.asp
SmartTags SDK:
www.microsoft.com/office

 

Thanks to Sammy Lagrasta for providing me with this information.

 

Any questions, drop me a line,

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