Agenda Overview Overview The Web Enabling of Office Office Web Content Office Web Content Creating Publishing Making Content Dynamic The Document Paradigm The Document Paradigm Collaboration
Office And The Web The Question… The Question… Everywhere, knowledge is being captured within Office documents. However, sharing this knowledge has been limited by technology beyond the average user’s reach It’s where people want to work. The Answer… The Answer… Within a familiar environment, Office 2000 removes the barriers and allows all users to participate in this revolution called the Web. Seamlessly, without boundaries It’s where people work.
The Web Enabling Of Office Creating Content with Office HTML File Format HTML File Format Universal file viewing Visually consistent viewing and editing WYSIWEB – “What you see, is what everyone browses” Roundtripping – to the browser and back again Web Features Web Features Themes, frames, improved hyperlinks, output options, VSE HTML file format typically contains multiple files per document HTML file format typically contains multiple files per document
Web Publishing With Office Web Folders Native as saving to a hard drive/network Native as saving to a hard drive/network Integrated throughout Windows Integrated throughout Windows Appears under “My Computer” All Explorer views Office’s File Open & Save dialogs Folder shortcuts work like mapped network drives Folder shortcuts work like mapped network drives Drag-n-drop file operations Drag-n-drop file operations Create publishing “Favorites” Create publishing “Favorites”
Demo: Creating And Publishing Web Content with Office 2000
Office Web Components Don’t just browse pages, interact with them The best of Office’s analysis tools The best of Office’s analysis tools Spreadsheet, PivotTable, Chart, Data Source Component Natively authored in Excel and Access Natively authored in Excel and Access Design in FrontPage ®, MSE, Visual Basic ®, VID, Access or VNP* Use in Web pages or any OLE Container Use in Web pages or any OLE Container MS Forms, Visual Basic forms, other COM control containers Fully programmable via COM automation Can use server-side without UI, such as in Active Server Pages Can use server-side without UI, such as in Active Server Pages Can emit static content, e.g., GIFs or HTML
Office Web Components Logistics Internet Explorer 4.01 or higher Internet Explorer 4.01 or higher Internet Explorer 3.0 will render components as static text No technological tie to Office 2000 No technological tie to Office 2000 Can deploy without deploying Office 2000 Auto-Download using CAB and Microsoft Installer Use the CODEBASE attribute, must be file:\\ path (i.e., Intranet only) CAB is 1.6 Mb, component is 2.7 Mb Licensing requirements… Licensing requirements…
Demo: Making Content Dynamic With The Office Web Components
Data Access Pages Bring “Live” Data to the Web Access reports and forms for the Web Access reports and forms for the Web View/edit/analyze data via a browser Did somebody say “Internet Explorer 5.0”? Simple creation of data bound HTML pages Simple creation of data bound HTML pages Similar design tools as Access form/reports Easily leverage relationships in underlying data One step deployment to Web server Stored externally outside of Access.mdb/.adp file
Demo: Binding Data To Web Pages with Data AccessPages
The Document Paradigm What is it? What is it? Teams are the essential unit in which people work. Documents are created for teams, yet our tools reflect a single user mentality, creating a barrier towards true collaboration It’s how people want to work. How to address it? How to address it? By letting teams work around documents without having to implement “work-arounds”, collaboration can be truly recognized. Office 2000 with Office Server Extensions enables collaboration It’s how people work.
Collaboration With OSE Discussions Initiate document-based discussions Initiate document-based discussions In-line content or at a document level Real-time or ad hoc From Office apps and/or a browser From Office apps and/or a browser Use OSE Start Page if not >= IE 4 Documents are not changed Documents are not changed Discussion threads anchored to signatures in documents Stored in SQL database Engage discussions on any Web page Engage discussions on any Web page
Collaboration With OSE Subscriptions and Notifications E-mail notification of document or folder level events occurring on OSE server E-mail notification of document or folder level events occurring on OSE server Document edits, additions, deletions, etc. Discussions Uses any SMTP mail server to send notifications via e-mail Uses any SMTP mail server to send notifications via e-mail Schedule delivery frequency based on “importance” Schedule delivery frequency based on “importance” Works only with docs on specific Office extended web server Works only with docs on specific Office extended web server
OSE Web Access Tools Start Page Start Page Alternative entry point for OSE collaboration Interface for non-Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher users AutoNavigation Pages AutoNavigation Pages Filter documents by properties Search Page Search Page Find pages based on traditional file characteristics Office properties Requires Microsoft Index Server Customizable… Customizable…
For More Information On the Internet On the Internet www.microsoft.com/office www.microsoft.com/office www.microsoft.com/ork www.microsoft.com/ork officeupdate.microsoft.com officeupdate.microsoft.com At the bookstore At the bookstore “Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit” Various authors (MS Press) “Microsoft Office 2000 Visual Basic Programmer’s Guide” By Shank, Roberts & Myers (MS Press) Microsoft Office Developer Edition Microsoft Office Developer Edition MSDN Library Office 2000 Developer version
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