SharePoint Could Shape Firms’ Office 2010 Plans

As Microsoft brings its Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 offerings to market, it’s going after enterprise IT buyers with a series of new features.

The latest version of the SharePoint collaboration server, for instance, enables concurrent document coauthoring through the Office productivity suite. Similarly, Office Web Apps can edit documents on SharePoint sites on systems without Office 2010 installed.

Datamation has the details on Microsoft’s latest release.

Microsoft will launch Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 on Wednesday in what the company says is a major part of the biggest wave of enterprise products that it has released so far.

However, key to volume purchasers making the most of their Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Office 2010 investment is another important product — the SharePoint collaboration server — according to a report from analyst firm Directions on Microsoft.

“There are a lot of interesting features [in Office 2010] for working in groups that really benefit from SharePoint 2010,” Rob Helm, managing vice president of research at the firm told “It’s the hub around which a lot of decisions are going to turn.”

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SharePoint Could Drive Enterprises’ Office 2010 Plans

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