Microsoft Initiatives Strengthen Office
Wide range of initiatives are aimed at helping Microsoft's industry partners develop and deploy Microsoft Office System-based productivity solutions.DALLASMicrosoft Corp. on Monday announced a range of new initiatives to augment its Certified Partner Program and that it hopes will help a wide range of its industry partners develop and deploy Microsoft Office System-based productivity solutions. The Microsoft Office System is due for release later this year, and more than 40 of Microsofts industry partners, including Citrix Systems Inc., EDS, EMC Corp., Factiva, Groove Networks Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp. and Xerox, will be demonstrating their Office System-based solutions at the Microsoft TechEd conference here this week. The Microsoft Office System consists of Microsoft Office 2003 Editions, Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003, Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003, Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, Microsoft Project and Project Server, Microsoft Office Publisher 2003, Microsoft Office Real-Time Communications Server 2003, Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and Microsoft Office Visio 2003.
Among the new partner initiatives Microsoft will announce on Monday is the Microsoft Office System Solution Directory, which allows partners to showcase solutions at no cost.