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Microsoft Office
The Microsoft Office logo.

Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Onenote (the components of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007) on Windows Vista.
Maintainer: Microsoft
Stable release: • 2007 RTM (12.0.6017.5000) (Windows)

• 2004 Service Pack 3 (11.3.6) (Mac OS X) [+/−] Image File history File links Office2007Logo. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 557 pixelsFull resolution (1331 × 926 pixel, file size: 274 KB, MIME type: image/png) Screenshot I took of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Onenote 2007 on Windows Vista. ... In software engineering, software maintenance is the process of enhancing and optimizing deployed software (software release), as well as remedying defects. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... A software release refers to the creation and availability of a new version of a computer software product. ...

Preview release: Microsoft Office 2008 (Mac OSX) [+/−]
OS: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Use: Office suite
License: Proprietary
Website: office.microsoft.com

Microsoft Office is an office suite from Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X operating systems. Along with core office applications, it includes associated servers and web-based services. Recent versions of Office are referred as "Office system". A software release refers to the creation and availability of a new version of a computer software product. ... An operating system (OS) is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer. ... “Windows” redirects here. ... Mac OS X (IPA: ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... In computing, an office suite, sometimes called an office application suite or productivity suite is a software suite intended to be used by typical clerical and knowledge workers. ... A software license is a legal agreement which may take the form of a proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software. ... It has been suggested that closed source be merged into this article or section. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... In computing, an office suite, sometimes called an office application suite or productivity suite is a software suite intended to be used by typical clerical and knowledge workers. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... “Windows” redirects here. ... Apple Inc. ... Mac OS X (IPA: ) is a line of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... In information technology, a server is an application or device that performs services for connected clients as part of a client-server architecture. ...


Office was introduced by Microsoft in 1989 on the Mac,[1] with a version for Windows in 1990.[2] Initially a marketing term for a bundled set of applications, the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Additionally, a "Pro" version of Office included Microsoft Access and Schedule Plus. Over the years, Office applications have grown substantially closer with shared features such as a common spell checker, OLE data integration and Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications scripting language. A major feature of the Office suite is the ability for users and third party companies to write Component Object Model add-ins, which are supplemental programs that extend the capabilities of an application by adding custom commands and specialized features. Microsoft also positions Office as a development platform for line-of-business software. This article relates to both the original Classic Mac OS as well as Mac OS X, Apples more recent operating system. ... Microsoft Word is Microsofts flagship word processing software. ... Microsoft Excel (full name Microsoft Office Excel) is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. It features calculation and graphing tools which, along with aggressive marketing, have made Excel one of the most popular microcomputer applications to date. ... “Power point” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Microsoft Schedule Plus (or Microsoft Schedule+) was a time management software product by Microsoft, but was discontinued as part of Office when its functionality was incorporated into Outlook 97. ... Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) is a technology that allows embedding and linking to documents and other objects, developed by Microsoft. ... // Description Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an implementation of Microsofts Visual Basic, an event driven programming language and associated development environment which is built into most Microsoft Office applications (including Apple Mac OS versions), some other Microsoft applications such as Microsoft MapPoint and Microsoft Visio - a former independent... Component Object Model (COM) is a platform for software componentry introduced by Microsoft in 1993. ...


The current versions are Office 2007 for Windows, launched on January 30, 2007,[3] and Office 2004 for Mac, released May 19, 2004[4]. Office 2007, announced on February 15, 2006[5], was released on November 30, 2006 for businesses via volume License and MSDN channels. It features a distinct user interface and a new XML-based primary file format. The new Mac version, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, is expected to be released in January 2008.[6] The 2007 Microsoft Office system (also called Microsoft Office 2007) is the most recent version of Microsofts productivity suite. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Office 2004 for Mac is the current version of Microsoft Office developed for Apples Mac OS X operating system. ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is an information service from Microsoft for software developers. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ... A Mac OS X version of Office 2007 is also being developed, by Microsofts Macintosh Business Unit called Office 2008 and slated for release in the second half of 2007. ...

Contents

Common Office programs

These programs are included in most editions of Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2004 for Mac.


Word

Main article: Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is a word processor and was long considered to be the main program of Office, although with the rise of electronic communication that distinction has now passed to Outlook. Word possesses a dominant market share in the word processor market. Its proprietary DOC format is considered a de facto standard, although its most recent version, Word 2007 uses a new XML-based format called .DOCX based on the Office Open XML ECMA standard, but has the capability of saving and opening the old .DOC format. Word is also available in some editions of Microsoft Works. It is available for the Windows and Mac platforms. The first version of Word, released in the fall of 1983, was for the DOS operating system and had the distinction of introducing the mouse to a broad population. Word 1.0 could be purchased with a bundled mouse, though one was not required. The following spring Apple introduced the Mac, and Microsoft released Word for the Mac, which became the most popular Mac application and which, like all Mac apps, required the use of a mouse. Microsoft Word is Microsofts flagship word processing software. ... Microsoft Word is Microsofts flagship word processing software. ... A word processor (also more formally known as a document preparation system) is a computer application used for the production (including composition, editing, formatting, and possibly printing) of any sort of viewable or printed material. ... Microsoft Outlook or Outlook (full name Microsoft Office Outlook since Outlook 2003) is a personal information manager from Microsoft, and is part of the Microsoft Office suite. ... A document file format is a text or binary file format for storing documents on a storage media, especially for use by computers. ... De facto is a Latin expression that means in fact or in practice. It is commonly used as opposed to de jure (meaning by law) when referring to matters of law or governance or technique (such as standards), that are found in the common experience as created or developed without... Not to be confused with OpenOffice. ... Ecma International is an international, private (membership-based) standards organization for information and communication systems. ... Microsoft Works is an office suite (Home Productivity Suite) available from the Microsoft Corporation. ...


Common extensions: .doc (Word 97-2003), .docx (Word 2007), .dot (Word 97-2003 Template), .dotx (Word 2007 XML Template)


Excel

Main article: Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program. Like Microsoft Word, it possesses a dominant market share. It was originally a competitor to the dominant Lotus 1-2-3, but it eventually outsold it and became the de facto standard. It is available for the Windows and Mac platforms. Microsoft Excel (full name Microsoft Office Excel) is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. It features calculation and graphing tools which, along with aggressive marketing, have made Excel one of the most popular microcomputer applications to date. ... Microsoft Excel (full name Microsoft Office Excel) is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. It features calculation and graphing tools which, along with aggressive marketing, have made Excel one of the most popular microcomputer applications to date. ... Screenshot of a spreadsheet under OpenOffice A spreadsheet is a rectangular table (or grid) of information, often financial information. ... Lotus 1-2-3 is a spreadsheet program from Lotus Software (now part of IBM). ...


Common extensions: .xls (Excel 97-2003), .xlsx (Excel 2007)


Outlook/Entourage

Microsoft Outlook, not to be confused with Outlook Express, is a personal information manager and e-mail communication software. The replacement for Windows Messaging, Microsoft Mail and Schedule+ (Plus) starting in Office 97, it includes an e-mail client, calendar, task manager and address book. Although historically it has been offered for the Mac, the closest to an equivalent for Mac OS X is Microsoft Entourage, which offers a slightly different feature set. Microsoft Outlook or Outlook (full name Microsoft Office Outlook since Outlook 2003) is a personal information manager from Microsoft, and is part of the Microsoft Office suite. ... Microsoft Entourage is an e-mail client and personal information manager developed by Microsoft for Mac OS 8. ... Microsoft Outlook or Outlook (full name Microsoft Office Outlook since Outlook 2003) is a personal information manager from Microsoft, and is part of the Microsoft Office suite. ... Outlook Express for Mac Microsoft Outlook Express is a email client and NNTP news reader bundled with operating systems and the Internet Explorer web browser by Microsoft, and also available as a no-charge download for the classic Apple Macintosh operating system (although not for the newer Mac OS X... A personal information manager (PIM) is a type of application software that functions as a personal organizer. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Windows Messaging, initially called Microsoft Exchange, was an e-mail client included with Windows 95, 98 and Windows NT 4. ... Microsoft Mail for PC Networks is a file-based E-mail system intended for corporate usage. ... Microsoft Schedule Plus running on Windows XP Microsoft Schedule Plus (or Microsoft Schedule+) was a time-management software product by Microsoft, but was discontinued as part of Office when its functionality was incorporated into Outlook 97. ... Microsoft Entourage is an e-mail client and personal information manager developed by Microsoft for Mac OS 8. ...


Common extensions: .msg, .pst (Outlook 97-2007)


PowerPoint

Main article: Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular presentation program for Windows and Mac. It is used to create slideshows, composed of text, graphics, movies and other objects, which can be displayed on-screen and navigated through by the presenter or printed out on transparencies or slides. Office Mobile for Windows Mobile 5.0 and later features a version of PowerPoint called PowerPoint Mobile. It also possesses a dominant market share. Movies, videos, sounds and music, as well as wordart and autoshapes can be added to slideshows. It is available for the Windows and Mac platforms. “Power point” redirects here. ... “Power point” redirects here. ... A presentation using PowerPoint. ... Slideshow is a modern concatenation of Slide Show. A slideshow is a display of a series of chosen images, which is done for artistic or instructional purposes. ... See: transparency (optics) alpha compositing GIF#Transparency transparency (overhead projector) market transparency transparency (telecommunication) transparency (computing) For X11 pseudo-transparency, see pseudo-transparency. ... Slide could be related to any of these. ... Office Mobile is a suite of applications by Microsoft for Windows Mobile 2003 and 5. ... Windows Mobile is a compact operating system combined with a suite of basic applications for mobile devices based on the Microsoft Win32 API. Devices which run Windows Mobile include Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and Portable Media Centers. ...


Common extensions: .ppt (Powerpoint 97-2003), .pptx (Powerpoint 2007), .pot, .pps (Powerpoint 97-2003), .ppsx (Powerpoint 2007)


Other programs

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about computing. ... Microsoft InfoPath (full name Microsoft Office InfoPath) is an application used to develop XML-based data entry forms, first released as part of the Microsoft Office 2003 suite of programs in late 2003 and later released as part of Microsoft Office 2007. ... The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. ... Microsoft Office OneNote, usually referred to as Microsoft OneNote, is a tool for notetaking, information gathering, and multi-user collaboration by Microsoft. ... Microsoft SharePoint Designer (full name Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer) is an WYSIWYG HTML editor and general web design program from Microsoft, replacing Microsoft Office FrontPage. ... WYSIWYG (IPA Pronunciation [] or []), is an acronym for What You See Is What You Get, used in computing to describe a system in which content during editing appears very similar to the final product. ... An HTML editor is a software application for creating web pages. ... Microsoft FrontPage is a WYSIWYG HTML editor and web site administration tool from Microsoft for the Windows operating system. ... Microsoft Project (or MSP) is a project management software program developed and sold by Microsoft which is designed to assist project managers in developing plans, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing budgets and analyzing workloads. ... Project Management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources (e. ... Gantt chart showing three kinds of schedule dependencies (in red) and percent complete indications. ... Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft. ... This article is about a software application. ... Microsoft Office Accounting (formerly Small Business Accounting) is Microsofts accounting software targeted towards small business customers. ... Microsoft Office Communicator is an integrated enterprise communications client, enabling information workers to communicate in real time through the use of instant messaging (IM), voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and videoconferencing and could be applied to when speaking with company directors and other persons of influence in a corporation. ... Microsoft Office Document Imaging (MODI) is a Microsoft Office application that supports editing documents scanned by Microsoft Office Document Scanning. ... This article is considered orphaned, since there are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Image scanning is the action or process of producing images from text documents, photographic film, photographic paper or other physical objects. ... Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is a type of computer software designed to translate images of handwritten or typewritten text (usually captured by a scanner) into machine-editable text, or to translate pictures of characters into a standard encoding scheme representing them (e. ... MDI (Microsoft Document Imaging format) is a file format created by Microsoft for storing raster images of scanned documents together with optional annotations or metadata which can include the text of the document, generated by OCR. MDI is a proprietary format - the specifications have not been made public by Microsoft... “TIFF” redirects here. ... Microsoft Office Groove - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A peer-to-peer (or P2P) computer network is a network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than concentrating it in a relatively few servers. ... The Microsoft InterConnect (inter- connecting), Microsoft sells to for Japan, Windows it is the business electronic card and the private information management software. ... Microsoft Office Picture Manager is a software program included with Microsoft Office suite for Windows 2003 and later. ... This article is about the corporation. ... Picasa is a computer application for organizing and editing digital photos. ... Adobe Systems (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: ) (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. Adobe was founded in December 1982[1] by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell... Adobe Photoshop Elements is the consumer version of the Adobe Photoshop raster image editing product, sold at a fraction of the cost of the professional product or bundled with related hardware such as scanners and digital cameras. ... Microsoft Photo Editor was an image-editing application found in some versions of the Microsoft Office suite. ...

Web services

Microsoft Office Live is an Internet-based software service designed for small businesses with fewer than ten employees launched on February 15, 2006,[1] and is part of Microsofts Windows Live initiative. ... Web hosting is a service that provides individuals, organizations and users with online systems for storing information, images, video, or any content accessible via the Web. ... Office Live Workspace is a Microsoft Office Live-branded online storage and collaboration service for Microsoft Office 2007 documents. ... Microsoft Office Live Meeting is a web conferencing service operated by Microsoft. ... Microsoft Office Online is the Microsoft Office tools and assistance Web site. ... The current Microsoft Update icon The previous Windows Update icon Microsoft Update is a website where users can download updates for various Microsoft Windows-related products. ...

Server components

Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 allows InfoPath forms to be accessed and filled out using any browser, including mobile phone browsers. ... The 2007 Microsoft Office System, also known as Microsoft Office 2007, is the most recent version of Microsofts productivity suite. ... Microsoft Office Live Communications Server is described by Microsoft as an enterprise real-time communications server, providing instant messaging and collaboration functionality. ... REDIRECT [1] Categories: | ... REDIRECT [1] Categories: | ... Microsoft Office Project Server is a project management server solution made by Microsoft. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Infopath Forms Services (or Office Forms Services) is a component of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 which allows Microsoft Office InfoPath forms to be hosted in a SharePoint web site and serve them using a browser based interface. ...

Cross-platform

Microsoft develops Office for Windows and Mac platforms. Beginning with Mac Office 4.2, the Mac and Windows versions of Office share the same file format. Consequently, any Mac with Office 4.2 or later can read documents created with Windows Office 4.2 or later, and vice-versa. Recently, Microsoft announced discontinuation of Visual Basic for Applications support in future versions of Office for Mac. In addition, it has also ceased development on Microsoft Virtual PC. [2]. // Description Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an implementation of Microsofts Visual Basic, an event driven programming language and associated development environment which is built into most Microsoft Office applications (including Apple Mac OS versions), some other Microsoft applications such as Microsoft MapPoint and Microsoft Visio - a former independent... Microsoft Virtual PC is a virtualization suite for Microsoft Windows operating systems, and an emulation suite for Mac OS X on PowerPC-based systems. ...


There were efforts in the mid 1990s to port Office to RISC processors such as NEC / MIPS and IBM/ PowerPC, but they met problems such as memory access being hampered by data structure alignment requirements. Difficulties in porting Office may have been a factor in discontinuing Windows NT on non-Intel platforms.[citation needed] NEC Corporation (Japanese: Nippon Denki Kabushiki Gaisha; TYO: 6701 , NASDAQ: NIPNY) is a Japanese multinational IT company headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. ... A MIPS R4400 microprocessor made by Toshiba. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... PowerPC is a RISC microprocessor architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM. Originally intended for personal computers, PowerPC CPUs have since become popular embedded and high-performance processors as well. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Windows NT (New Technology) is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993. ...


Editions

The newest version of Microsoft Office is 2007, which was released at the same time as Windows Vista (on January 30, 2007). The different editions of Microsoft Office 2007 are: [7] Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007
  • Microsoft Office Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Small Business 2007
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007

Limited Availability

  • Microsoft Office Basic 2007 (Available only through OEMs)
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 (Available only through volume licensing)
  • Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 (Available only through volume licensing)
Basic Home & Student Standard Small Business Professional Ultimate Professional Plus Enterprise
Word Word Word Word Word Word Word Word
Excel Excel Excel Excel Excel Excel Excel Excel
PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint
Outlook Outlook Outlook Outlook Outlook Outlook Outlook
Accounting Express Accounting Express Accounting Express
Publisher Publisher Publisher Publisher Publisher
Access Access Access Access
InfoPath InfoPath InfoPath
Groove Groove
OneNote OneNote OneNote
Communicator Communicator

Microsoft Office for Mac 2004 is available in three editions.[8] All three editions include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Entourage. The professional edition includes Virtual PC. Also, the Student and Teacher Edition cannot be upgraded when a later version of Office is released. Virtual PC is a virtualization suite for Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems, originally created by Connectix, subsequently acquired by Microsoft. ...

  • Office for Mac 2004 Student and Teacher Edition
  • Office for Mac 2004 Standard Edition
  • Office for Mac 2004 Professional Edition

Support lifecycle

Beginning in 2002, Microsoft instituted a policy of Support Lifecycles including: [3] [4]

  • Earlier versions than Office 97 (including Outlook 97) are no longer supported.
  • Office 97 (including Outlook 98) – Mainstream hotfix support ended on August 31, 2001. Extended hotfix support ended on February 28, 2002. Assisted support ended on January 16, 2004.
  • Office 2000 – Mainstream support ended June 30, 2004. Extended support is available through July 14, 2009.
  • Office XP – Mainstream support ended July 11, 2006. Extended support will be provided until July 12, 2011.
  • Office 2003 - Mainstream support will end on January 13, 2009. Extended support will end at January 14, 2014.
  • Office 2007 - Mainstream support will end on April 10, 2012. Extended support will end on April 11, 2017.
  • Current and future versions - Mainstream support will end 5 years after release, or 2 years after the next release, whenever time is later, and extended support will end 5 years after that.

Versions and Editions

Most versions of Microsoft Office (including 97 and later, and possibly 4.3) use their own widget set and do not exactly match the native operating system. This is more apparent in the 2002 or XP release of Microsoft Office where the standard menus were replaced with a coloured flat looking, shadowed menu style. Similarly, Microsoft Office 2007 introduces a whole new widget system, dubbed "Ribbon", but now known as the "Fluent user interface". [9] The same widget used in Microsoft Office is also used in the Visual Studio product line, though the "Fluent UI" was not announced to be included in future versions of Visual Studio. In computer programming, widget toolkits (or GUI toolkits) are sets of basic building units for graphical user interfaces. ... In computer programming, widget toolkits (or GUI toolkits) are sets of basic building units for graphical user interfaces. ... Microsoft Visual Studio is Microsofts flagship software development product for computer programmers. ...


Both Windows and Office use "Service Packs" to update software, Office used to release non-cumulative "Service Releases", which were discontinued after Office 2000 Service Release 1.


Office programs have contained substantial Easter eggs. For example, Excel 97 contained a reasonably functional flight-simulator. [5] The first easter egg. ...


Versions for Microsoft Windows

Office 95 editions: is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... A floppy disk is a data storage device that comprises a circular piece of thin, flexible (hence floppy) magnetic storage medium encased in a square or rectangular plastic wallet. ... The year 2000 problem (also known as the Y2K problem and the millennium bug) was a flaw in computer program design that caused some date-related processing to operate incorrectly for dates and times on and after January 1, 2000. ... Windows NT 3. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system. ... Product activation is a license validation procedure required by some proprietary computer software programs. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis) is a graphical operating system released on June 25, 1998 by Microsoft and the successor to Windows 95. ... Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows Me (IPA pronunciation: [miː], [ɛm iː]), is a hybrid 16-bit/32-bit graphical operating system released on September 14, 2000 by Microsoft. ... Windows NT 4. ... Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptive, interruptible, graphical and business-oriented operating system that was designed to work with either uniprocessor or symmetric multi-processor 32-bit Intel x86 computers. ... Windows XP is a line of operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Windows 2000 (also referred to as Win2K) is a preemptive, interruptible, graphical and business-oriented operating system that was designed to work with either uniprocessor or symmetric multi-processor 32-bit Intel x86 computers. ... is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The 2007 Microsoft Office system (also called Microsoft Office 2007) is the most recent version of Microsofts productivity suite. ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... An operating system (OS) is the software that manages the sharing of the resources of a computer. ... Microsoft Office 14 (Office 14 for short) is the working title for the next version of the Microsoft Office System productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. ... The stall numbers at the Santa Anita Park Triskaidekaphobia is a fear of the number 13. ...

Standard Professional
Word Word
Excel Excel
PowerPoint PowerPoint
Schedule+ Schedule+
Access

Office 2000 Editions:

Standard Small Business Professional Premium Developer
Word Word Word Word Word
Excel Excel Excel Excel Excel
Outlook Outlook Outlook Outlook Outlook
PowerPoint Small Business Tools PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint
Publisher Publisher Publisher Publisher
Access Access Access
FrontPage FrontPage
PhotoDraw PhotoDraw
Visual Basic
for Applications
Access Runtime

Office XP Editions:

Standard Professional Professional with FrontPage Professional Special Edition Developer
Word Word Word Word Word
Excel Excel Excel Excel Excel
Outlook Outlook Outlook Outlook Outlook
PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint PowerPoint
Access Access Access Access
FrontPage FrontPage FrontPage
Publisher
Office Developer Tools

Versions for Mac OS

  • Office 1 (Word 3, etc.): Released 1990.
  • Office 2 (Word 4, etc.): Released 1992.
  • Office 3 (Word 5, Excel 4, PowerPoint 3, etc.): Released 1993.
  • Office 4.2 (Word 6.0, Excel 5, PowerPoint 4, etc.): Released 1994.
  • Office 4.2.1 (The first Power Mac-aware version and the last 68K version; Word 6.0.1, Excel 5, PowerPoint 4, etc.): Released June 2, 1994.
  • Office 98 (Word/Excel/PowerPoint 98 (v8.0), etc.): Released March 15, 1998.
  • Office 2001 (Word 2001 (v9.0), etc.): Released October 11, 2000.
  • Office v. X (The first Mac OS X/Aqua edition; Word X, etc.): Current version 10.1.9, Released November 19, 2001.
  • Office 2004 (Word 2004, etc.): Current version 11.3.8, Released May 11, 2004.
  • Office 2008 (Word 2008, etc.): Current version N/A, Due to be Released January 2008. [11]

Both Office v. X and 2004 suites run on Intel Macs through the Rosetta emulation layer. Microsoft has announced that Office 2008 for Mac will have universal binaries capable of running natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.[12] While the Office Open XML format will be built into Office 2008 for Mac, it is also supported on Office 2004 for Mac with a free conversion tool. [13]Mac versions do not use Product Activation. is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Office 2004 for Mac is the current version of Microsoft Office developed for Apples Mac OS X operating system. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Mac OS X version of Office 2007 is also being developed, by Microsofts Macintosh Business Unit called Office 2008 and slated for release in the second half of 2007. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Not to be confused with OpenOffice. ... Product activation is a license validation procedure required by some proprietary computer software programs. ...


Defunct programs

  • Microsoft Binder – Incorporates several documents into one file and was originally designed as a container system for storing related documents in a single file. The complexity of use and learning curve led to little usage and was removed from releases after Office 2000. .obd-files
  • Microsoft FrontPage – Web design software (also requires its own server program for some functionality). Offered only as a stand-alone program for the 2003 version (not part of the pre-2003 office suites, was sold separately). In 2006, Microsoft announced that this was to be discontinued and to be replaced by two different software packages: Microsoft SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Expression Web.
  • Microsoft Mail – Mail client (in old versions of Office, later replaced by Microsoft Schedule Plus and subsequently Microsoft Outlook). .mmf-files
  • Microsoft PhotoDraw – A graphics program that was first released as part of the Office 2000 Premium Edition. A later version for Windows XP compatibility was released, known as PhotoDraw 2000 Version 2. Microsoft discontinued the program in 2001. .mix-files
  • Microsoft Photo Editor – Photo-editing/raster-graphics software in older Office versions, and again in XP. It was temporarily supplemented by Microsoft PhotoDraw in Office 2000 Premium edition.
  • Microsoft Schedule Plus – Released with Office 95. It featured a planner, to-do list, and contact information. Its functions were incorporated into Microsoft Outlook. .scd-files
  • Microsoft Virtual PC – Included with Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2004. Obsolete from 2006 as Macs use same Intel architecture as Windows PCs. It emulated a standard PC and its hardware.
  • Microsoft Vizact 2000 – A program that "activated" documents using HTML, adding effects such as animation. It allows users to create dynamic documents for the Web. Development has ended due to unpopularity.
  • Office Assistant, included since 1997 as a part of Microsoft Agent technology, is a system that uses animated characters to offer unrequested context-sensitive suggestions to users and access to relevant parts of the help system. The Assistant is often dubbed "Clippy" or "Clippit," due to its default to a paper clip character, coded as CLIPPIT.ACS. The Office Assistant was hidden by default in Office XP and following mixed public response, not installed by default in Office 2003. It has been removed entirely in Office 2007.

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Criticisms

Microsoft Office is commonly criticised for its security issues and infections from macro viruses.[14] Secunia reports that out of the 15 vulnerabilities reported in 2006 for Microsoft Office 2003 (Standard Edition), 20% are unpatched, 33% are marked as Extremely Critical and 53% are marked as Highly Critical.[15] In computing terminology, a macro virus is a virus that is written in a macro language. ... Secunia is a Danish computer security service provider best known for tracking vulnerabilities in more than 12,000 pieces of software and operating systems. ...


Microsoft Office for Windows requires a plugin to save files in PDF, unlike other suites such as OpenOffice.org that have this feature built-in.[16] Built-in PDF support was to be added to Microsoft Office 2007, but for legal reasons it had to be removed. However, it is available as a free add-on from Microsoft's website.[17][18] “PDF” redirects here. ... OpenOffice. ... The 2007 Microsoft Office system (also called Microsoft Office 2007) is the most recent version of Microsofts productivity suite. ...


Microsoft Office 2008 for the Mac is dropping VBA support.[19] Although Microsoft is replacing this with support for AppleScript, it will mean that macros created with Office for Windows will not run on Office for the Mac, and vice versa. // Description Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an implementation of Microsofts Visual Basic, an event driven programming language and associated development environment which is built into most Microsoft Office applications (including Apple Mac OS versions), some other Microsoft applications such as Microsoft MapPoint and Microsoft Visio - a former independent... AppleScript is a scripting language devised by Apple, Inc. ...


See also

Microsoft Portal

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References

  1. ^ Microsoft Company. The History of Computing Project (2006-10-26). Retrieved on 2006-11-09.
  2. ^ Chronology of Personal Computer Software. Retrieved on 2007-04-05.
  3. ^ Office 2007 To Be Launched on January 30, 2007, Too.
  4. ^ Microsoft (May 19, 2006). Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Spotted Helping Customers Work Smarter to Play Harder. Microsoft. Retrieved on 2006-12-24.
  5. ^ Microsoft (February 15, 2006). Customers to Receive Better Solutions and More Product Options With 2007 Microsoft Office Release. Microsoft. Retrieved on 2006-12-24.
  6. ^ Forbes (August 2, 2007). Microsoft Delays Office for Mac Release.
  7. ^ 2007 Microsoft Office suites, Retrieved on 2007-08-20
  8. ^ Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Editions, Retrieved on 2007-08-20
  9. ^ Office Fluent user interface overview
  10. ^ Foley, Mary Jo (2007-02-14). Office 14: Think first half of 2009. All about Microsoft blog. ZDNet. Retrieved on 2007-02-15.
  11. ^ Forbes (August 2, 2007). Microsoft Delays Office for Mac Release.
  12. ^ Dalrymple, Jim. "Microsoft reveals details of Office 2008 for Mac", Macworld, 2007-01-09. Retrieved on 2007-01-09. 
  13. ^ Microsoft Office Open XML File Format Converter for Mac 0.2 (Beta). Microsoft (July 31, 2007).
  14. ^ Sooman, Derek (2005-04-13). Fresh Microsoft Office security problems found. TechSpot.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-09.
  15. ^ Vulnerability Report: Microsoft Office 2003 Standard Edition. Secunia. Retrieved on 2006-11-09.
  16. ^ Beer, Stan (2006-06-03). Adobe yet to explain why no PDF in Microsoft Office. IT Wire. Retrieved on 2006-11-09.
  17. ^ Legal issues around PDF support. Brian Jones:Open XML Formats (2006-06-02). Retrieved on 2006-06-03.
  18. ^ Follow-up on PDF legal issues. Brian Jones:Open XML Formats (2006-06-03). Retrieved on 2006-06-03.
  19. ^ WWDC: Microsoft updates Universal status of Mac apps. Macworld (2006-08-07). Retrieved on 2007-05-25.

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