Microsoft Office and SharePoint Services are natural partners in a synergistic, context-rich sharing environment. Microsoft Office provides a full range of productivity tools that are easy to use. Windows SharePoint Services provides a shared work environment that includes libraries for storing documents and lists of relevant information. Using these products together, users can create team Web sites quickly and easily and greatly enhance their productivity.
Microsoft’s SharePoint Services provides shared Web space for team members and core sharing tools and services, such as document management and shared lists for contacts, announcements, and tasks. You can use SharePoint sites as the primary Web portal and productivity space for your team and you can use SharePoint Services as a platform for creating customized shared solutions for your business needs.
Microsoft Office is closely integrated with SharePoint Services. You can use many of the menu commands and task panes in Office applications to take advantage of the document storage and management features of Windows SharePoint Services, create SharePoint sites, import and export lists on SharePoint sites, and link list data from SharePoint sites to your databases.