Office SP1 Gives a Lift to OneNote

 
 
By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2004-08-16 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Microsoft's first Service Pack for Office 2003 bolsters core Office applications such as Excel and Word with security fixes, but the most significant enhancements are found in OneNote and Outlook.

Although Microsofts first Service Pack for Office 2003 bolsters core Office applications such as Excel and Word with security fixes, the most significant enhancements are found in OneNote and Outlook.

Released last month, SP1 is available for download from Microsofts Web site. Unlike previous Office updates, SP1 does not require the original Office CD to install, which will make it easier to deploy centrally.

SP1 gives Outlook 2003 a sharp e-mail filter. As a recipient of a lot of Korean-language spam, I used this enhancement to filter messages by moving e-mail based on the senders country suffix and/or the character encoding of a message.

SP1s biggest improvements are in OneNote, which integrates better with Office 2003, allowing users to insert Office documents into OneNote. And just as audio could be inserted in the initial release, video can now be fed into OneNote and annotated with handwriting and text.

More information is available at office.microsoft.com.

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As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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