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Office 2010 Workflow: Developing Collaborative Solutions by Mark J. Collins

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Chapter 1. Overview of Microsoft Office

In this book, I'll be discussing a lot of software products such Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Workflow Foundation, SQL Server, and Visual Studio. In this Chapter, I'll explain how these work together and how (and when) each of these is used.

End-User Perspective

But first, let's take a step back and view all this technology from the perspective of the people who will benefit the most—the end users.

Office Overview

The Microsoft Office suite of products allows you to author all types of documents including spreadsheets, diagrams, presentations, calendars, and so on. SharePoint then provides a repository for storing, sharing, and maintaining those documents. Through a flexible security model, SharePoint controls ...

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