Canadian Colleges Update – Dec 2009 Session 3 Office System Futures

by | December 9, 2009

Session 3 – Tony Ollivier, Enterprise Technology Architect – Office Systems Futures – Office 14

The User Productivity Challenge – balance between Business and User Focus (economic efficiency) and CIO Focus (IT efficiency)

  • common platform – with the goal of cost-effective platform heavy dependence on SharePoint 2010
  • Unified Business Platform
    • Unified Communications
    • Business Intelligence
    • Enterprise Content Management
    • Collaboration
    • Enterprise Search
  • starting to focus on device independent data delivery – workstation, phone, browser

Features – Work better together

  • co-authoring leveraging SharePoint 2010 – collaboration in real time, ability to integrate with presence, lock sections of a document, etc
  • Share a Presentation – broadcast Slideshow via PowerPoint – creates a weblink to share with viewers
  • common Ribbon toolbar for all Office products including SharePoint, Visio, Project, Outlook, etc
  • Backstage view – improved printing experience, connects to services, customizable and configurable
  • Excel – data slicers – more intuitive than pivot tables and sparklines for data visualization
  • Use Office Anywhere – Office Web Apps hosted on premise via SharePoint 2010 – allows for light weight editing, hi fidelity viewing and runs on any browser
  • Interesting of OneNote – for shared collaboration
  • SharePoint Workspace 2010 – (this is the old MS Groove) – take SP Docs and Lists offline via replication
  • Office Mobile – allows Office interaction on mobile devices
  • SharePoint 2010 – rapide development for business applications – front end your LOB or ERP systems with SharePoint – interesting
  • improvements to run on existing and new hardware
  • Layered Defense approach for security and compliance – “most organizations have 50% more documents than they need”
  • SharePoint 2010 – portal capabilities – integrated social networking within your organization – mysites, linkedin,

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