Chapter 23. Project Web Access and Project Professional Integration with Office
IN THIS CHAPTER
Microsoft's Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solution was designed to work and seamlessly integrate with applications in the Microsoft Office System, including Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, and Microsoft Office Visio 2003. This enables you to effectively communicate, collaborate, and share project information with a wider audience, using the Microsoft Office System's comprehensive, integrated system of programs that work together to analyze, publish, and share business data.
Prior to discussing EPM/Office integration, it is important to briefly mention Office Editions, which have different levels of integration with EPM. For example, to use Office Web Components in full interactive mode to create Portfolio Analyzer views, a valid end-user license for a Microsoft Office 2003 Edition, Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003, or any Microsoft Office System program is needed. Additionally, Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) versioning and check-in/check-out are fully integrated only with Office 2003. Because it has the greatest degree of integration, the information contained in this chapter and Chapter 24, "Project Workspace Integration with Office," is based on Microsoft Office 2003.
Any reference to Office in this chapter implies the Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003: Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.