Features of Microsoft® Office® 2007
Discuss the features of Microsoft Office 2007.
Microsoft Office 2007 is a Windows version of the Microsoft Office System and one of its productivity suites. Microsoft Office 2007 contains a number of new features, the most attractive and efficient of which is the entirely new graphical user interface called the Fluent User Interface. It replaced the menus and toolbars which have been the cornerstone of Microsoft Office since its inception with a tabbed toolbar, known as the Ribbon and because of this name it was also called as Ribbon user interface. Microsoft Office 2007 requires Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher versions, Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or higher versions, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Microsoft Office 2007 is the last edition of Microsoft Office available for Windows XP Professional x64 version.
Following are some of the applications, features and benefits of Microsoft Office 2007:
MS Office 2007 includes new applications and server side tools. It includes Office SharePoint Server 2007, a major revision to the server platform for Office applications and it supports "Excel Services", a client-server architecture for supporting Excel workbooks that are shared in real time between multiple machines, and also can view and edit through a webpage.
As it is a well revised edition of Microsoft Office 2005, it possesses improved features which can make the efforts of user into newer heights. The thorough understanding of its features makes the user to install and utilize it easily. The full installation of Microsoft Office 2007 requires about 2 GB free spaces on your hard drive including temporary files. After the installation is complete, the product will occupy about 1.5 GB of disk space and the additional memory will assist it to run more efficiently. As per Microsoft's recommendation, on the low side, 512 or 1GB would be a more practical choice.
New features in Microsoft Office 2007 such as good user interface, smart art, new file formats etc are really benefiting the users as they simplifies the work and creates alternate methods for time management. Other features like metadata, user assistance system, groove, share point etc. are also performing better in Microsoft Office 2007.