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Essential SharePoint 2013, Second Edition by Chris Bortlik, Susan Hanley, Scott B. Jamison

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Chapter 20. Integrating Office Applications

Why are we talking about the Office 2013 client applications in a SharePoint 2013 book? The answer is simple: to maximize the value of your investment in the SharePoint platform, you will want to evaluate and take advantage of the integration and capabilities that are “lit up” through the Office client.

There is business value here: if you make it easy for users to work with SharePoint from within the context of the Office applications with which they already spend most of their time (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), you will give them the incentive to use SharePoint over other tools such as file shares and e-mail. It’s a virtuous cycle: as more properly tagged content is added to SharePoint, ...

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