Executive Summary

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2003-03-10 Print this article Print

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Executive Summary: Microsoft Office 2003 Beta 2

Judging from the Beta 2 code we tested, Microsofts Office 2003 should be a compelling upgrade for the enterprise, not just for its usability improvements but also for its impressive support of XML across most of the suite.

(+) Interface, connectivity and anti-spam improvements in Outlook; support for customer-defined XML schemas; recording features in OneNote.

(-) No XML in Outlook; much of the functionality in Office requires a Microsoft back end.


  • Corel Corp.s WordPerfect Office
  • OpenOffice.orgs OpenOffice
  • Sun Microsystems Inc.s StarOffice
  • www.microsoft.com

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As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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