Limitation of office 2003 with SharePoint 2007 & Office 2003 and 2007 comparison with Sharepoint 2007

Scenario– I am working on SharePoint Implementation right at the moment and  working on SharePoint Document Management. This Organization have lots of documents.While planning I’ve noticed most of the users are using Microsoft Office 2003. They are not yet ready to roll on to Office 2007.

I know Office 2003 is not 100% Compatible with Moss 07. While writing a Documentation for them I have searched wide range of documents on internet and have found some solid Information which I though good to put in a single place.

Detailed Description:

Server Platform: Office SharePoint Server 2007

( Found this on Toni Frankola Blog)

Application / Feature Office 2003 Office 2007
Saving and editing Office 2003 files from SharePoint sites yes yes
Viewing Office 2007 files from SharePoint sites yes
You must install Compatibility Pack.
yes
Editing Office 2007 files from SharePoint sites No yes
Check-out/in, version history Yes yes
Start a workflow No yes
Word
Updating properties yes
(Improved in Word 2007).
yes
Inserting document properties for (DOC/DOCX) NO
(DOC file format)
Yes
(DOCX file format)
Automatically updating server properties that were inserted to document body (DOC/DOCX) NO Yes
Write a blog post NO yes
Compare versions of a SharePoint document No/
(Very limited)
Yes
Outlook
Synchronize tasks/discussion boards to Outlook NO Yes
Synchronizing calendars to Outlook NO/
(One-way sync only; from SharePoint to Outlook)
Yes
Synchronizing contacts to Outlook NO/
(One-way sync only; from SharePoint to Outlook)
Yes
Synchronize document libraries to Outlook NO Yes
Excel
Publishing Excel files as web pages No Yes
PowerPoint
Working with Slide Library No Yes

I have Found this White Paper on Microsoft Site which have got more Detailed Description. I will mention few here-

Office 2000 vs. Office XP vs. Office 2003 Editions
with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Office SharePoint Server 2007

Feature Office 2000 Office XP Office 2003 Editions
Save and open files from SharePoint sites Yes (Excel, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Word) Yes (Excel, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Visio, Word) Enhanced (Excel, FrontPage, InfoPath, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Publisher, Visio, Word)
Create new documents in Web browser No Yes (Excel, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Word) Yes (Excel, FrontPage, InfoPath, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Publisher, Word)
Collect metadata automatically No No Enhanced (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Promote and demote file properties and metadata automatically Data stored, but not displayed (Excel, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Word) Yes (Excel, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Word) Enhanced (Excel, FrontPage, InfoPath, PowerPoint, Visio, Word)
Track document versions No. Use Web browser to view and manage document versions. No. Use Web browser to view and manage document versions. Enhanced (Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Word)
Check-out and check-in documents No. Use Web browser to manually check-out and check-in documents. No. Use Web browser to manually check-out and check-in documents. Enhanced (Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Word). Use Web browser to manually check-out and check-in other types of documents.
Manage Microsoft Project documents, risks, and issues No No Yes
Upload multiple documents No No Yes
Inline discussions Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Office Components for SharePoint No No Yes
Person Names Smart Tag No No Yes
Integration with Microsoft Business Solutions No No Yes

Office 2003 Editions vs. 2007 Office Suites
with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 or Office SharePoint Server 2007

L= Limited or no access to features

P= Partial access to features

F= Full access to features

Office and SharePoint Integration Feature 2003 Clients 2007 Clients
Enterprise Content Management Publish documents to server to enable content management tasks in the client (e.g., start and/or participate in approval or review workflows from within  the Office client), access content management features from within client (e.g., auto-generated document properties) P F
Information Rights ManagementProtect documents from unauthorized access or distribution from within the Office client applications. For more information, go to http://blogs.msdn.com/ecm/archive/2006/06/09/624520.aspx. P F
PowerPoint Slide Libraries Publish slides to server where they can be easily shared, access slides on Slide Library from within PowerPoint, receive notification if slide on server changes. L F
Excel Services Publish Excel spreadsheets to server for centralized management, browser-based spreadsheet viewing and access control. P F
Electronic Forms Publish forms to server to enable browser-based access for data collection, initiate workflows and additional forms management tasks from InfoPath client. P F
Outlook and SharePoint Integration Keep synchronized copy of SharePoint Calendars, Tasks, and Contacts and offline access to SharePoint Document Libraries in Outlook. p F
Access and SharePoint Integration Move Access data to a SharePoint site where it can be centrally managed and accessible by the client or a browser. L F
Groove and SharePoint Integration Take a synchronized copy of SharePoint Document Libraries offline in a Groove Workspace. L F
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One Response to Limitation of office 2003 with SharePoint 2007 & Office 2003 and 2007 comparison with Sharepoint 2007

  1. df says:

    Exactly what i was after, thanks heaps!

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